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Frederick SAUNDERS

Regimental number2665
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDraper
Address47 Mount Vernon Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Abna Saunders, 147 Mount Vernon Street, Forest Lodge, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. When his officer was wounded he led his men in a charge. He ran up and down the parapet of the enemy's trenches b ombing the enemy, utterly regardless of personal danger. He was eventually badly wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Date of death23 September 1967
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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