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Frederic Roy OLIVE

Regimental number436
Place of birthWedderburn Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMcCulloch Street, Donald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Olive, McCulloch Street, Donald, Victoria
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPernois British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and S. OLIVE, McCullough Street, Donald, Victoria. Native of Richmond Plains, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery while acting as forward runner during the operations near Dernancourt on 5th April, 1918. This man carried several messages through the very heavy barrage which the enemy had put down just forward of the Albert-Amiens Road. He also went forward during the attack and endeavoured to trace certain lost guns. Although unsuccessful, he brought back valuable information which assisted greatly in determining the disposition of the front troops and guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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