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Frederick Melancthon MILGATE

Regimental number934
Place of birthMoama, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Tataila, New South Wales
AddressMoama, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Milgate, Moama, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Conspicuous bravery and excellent work at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

Military Medal

'Gallantry and ability to lead at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 20 January 1917

Medaille Militaire

'Conspicuous bravery at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe arrived with the 7th Bn at the landing at Gallipoli, was wounded, and weas later mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig. Twice slightly wounded in France. (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVauvillers, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. II), Harbonnieres, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Rosetta MILGATE, Moama, New South Wales

Legion D'Honeur : Medaille Militaire (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2199 Pte Ernest Albert MILGATE, 60th Bn, killed in action, 12 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, Medaille Militaire (France), British War Medal, Victory Medal

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