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Frederick Theodore * PETERSEN

Place of birthMiddle Park, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArmadale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Hardie Peterson, 1 Hampden Road, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military service7th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date16 October 1917
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Special Draft
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Louisa PETERSEN; husband of E.H. PETERSEN (as spelt), 3 Claremont Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Military Cross

'Near Chuignes, on 23rd August 1918, he led a section of engineers with the advancing infantry. He pushed forward ahead of the attacking infantry under heavy fire, and located the objectives. He then organized his party on consolidation work, and, owing to his personal courage and excellent leadership, the construction of several posts was commenced directly on the arrival of the attacking troops. He rendered valuable service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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