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Frederick William REED

Regimental number1193
Place of birthWooloomooloo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressKate Street, Sandgate, North Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Maud Marr, Kate Street, Sandgate, North Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Place of enlistmentCamooweal, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 10 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 14 November 1915. admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16 November 1915 (conjunctivitis); transferred to Hospital Ship, and admitted to St Paul's Hospital, Malta, 24 November 1915 (debility); transferred to Spinola Camp,, 7 December 1915; discharged to Active Service from All Saints' Convalescent Camp, 4 March 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital (date not recorded); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 29 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Armadale', 21 May 1916, for discharge (defective vision).

Re-enlisted 7 December 1917, and embarked Sydney on board SS 'Port Darwin', 30 April 1918.

Disembarked Albany, Western Australia, 8 May 1918 (unfit for general service: defective vision, right eye; old injury to eye; iridectomy performed, No 8 Australian General Hospital).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 April 1920
Place of burialWallaroo Cemetery, South Australia [plaque erected by Wallaroo RSSILA; no date given]
SourcesNAA: B2455, REED Frederick William

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