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Frederick Wallace McQUEEN

Regimental number6129
Place of birthRoorkee India
OccupationWheat inspector
Address9 Fisher Reserve, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs A McQueen, 9 Fisher Reserve, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 10 February 1917

FateDied of wounds 27 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row G, Grave No. 1), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and E. MCQUEEN; husband of Annie MCQUEEN, 9 Fisher's Reserve, Petersham, New South Wales. Native of Roorkee, India

Military Medal

'This man is a Private in "A" Company, and in the operations north east of GUEUDECOURT on night 4th/5th February, 1917, this man was in charge of a party of five to carry bombs and S.A.A. He got over to the captured trench and went straight back to the jumping off trench for more. As the party was returning they were caught in the barrage, which was particularly heavy owing to the concentrated gun fire, and two of the party were killed. McQUEEN brought their loads of bombs over as well as his own. He returned at once for more although the barrage was still on. In two hours McQUEEN made six trips backwards and forwards through the heaviest barrage, and brought over such a good reserve of bombs that the right flank was secure against enemy bomb attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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