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Frederick RYAN

Regimental number2023
Place of birthSunbury Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBenchman
AddressSeamander River, East Coast, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J Ryan, Seamander River, East Coast, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'This man showed great gallantry and devotion to duty during the recent operations on 9th, 10th and 11th June. On the 9th June his squad of stretcher-bearers worked continuously for eighteen (18) hours over an area which included part of the crest and forward slope of MESSINES RIDGE and which, throughout, was subjected to concentrated shell fire of all descriptions. He had not only to evacuate wounded from Regimental Aid Posts, but also carried out a systematic search of shell holes in the vicinity, thus picking up many wounded men who would otherwise have lain out exposed to fire for an indefinite period. Private Ryan throughout, in the interests of the wounded, showed an entire disregard of personal anger. he was previously been recommended.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 May 1943

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