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Frederick McRae NEAL

Regimental number362
Place of birthRomsey, Victoria
SchoolDookie state School; Prince's Hill State School; North Carlton State School; Melbourne High School, Victoria
Other trainingUniversity Training College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressThe Gums, Tara, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinJoseph Neal, The Gums, Tara, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name14th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCourtney's and Steel's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial 32), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Henry and Flora NEAL, "The Gums", Tara, Queensland. Native of Romsey, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1722 Pte Joseph Henry NEAL, 25th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918; Cousins: W. BROWN, killed in action; 2886 Pte Norman McLeod PATTIE, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918; Lt Roy McRae PATTIE MC, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as The Ginnis, Tara, Queensland.

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