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Frederick George PRIEST

Regimental number3240
Date of birth27 April 1893
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston State School, Tasmania
ReligionCongregational
OccupationWatchmaker
AddressMedindie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Doris Effie Priest, 41 Northcote Terrace, Medindie, South Australia
Enlistment date6 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 22 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Palestine. Admitted to 14th Army General Hospital suffering from malaria, 14 October 1918; armistice signed whilst in hospital; recovered, returned to Raffa for demobilization; thence to Cairo to quell Egyptian riots.

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