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Frederick Percival SHARDLOW

Regimental number32108
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationFloor layer
Address28 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs W K Shardlow, 28 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 4, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations of 8th August 1918, in front of HAMEL - VILLERS BRETONNEUX, this Driver drove in the centre of a firing Battery Wagon team which lost its wheel horses and had all the others wounded. Driver SHARDLOW was wounded when the team was proceeding to the gun position, but continued his duties. He was wounded again when the wheel horses were killed, but only proceeded to the Dressing Station when ordered to do so by his Section Commander. This Driver set a splendid example and his courage and devotion to duty are worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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