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Regimental number34815
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolBurwood Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationProduce merchant
AddressGrantham Street, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.7
Height5' 11"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Rothwell, Grantham Street, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, April 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 20 October 1917
Place of death or woundingWesthoek, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row C, Grave No. 17), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Sarah ROTHWELL, Lansdown Street, Concord, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Burwood, Sydney. Commemorated in St Thomas Cemetery (Section G Grave 13, Enfield, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts.
Family/military connectionsCousin: 4126 Pte Harold ASHTON, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 12 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917, and marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, Belgium, 17 October 1917, and posted to 102nd Battery.

Killed in action, 20 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROTHWELL Fred

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