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Frederick TOOGOOD

Regimental number11906
Place of birthBox Hill Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressMiddlesborough Road, Box Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, R Toogood, Middlesborough Road, Box Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On May 15th Gunner TOOGOOD was serving on a detached gun about 300 yards from the main battery position in LAGNICOURT VALLEY. In response to an 'S.O.S.' signal, this gun was brought into action. It was heavily counter-batteried by an enemy 5.9" battery, firing alternately gas shell. The officers, telephonist, and the whole of the detachment except Corporal DREW and Gunner TOOGOOD were either wounded or gassed, and these two men continued to fire the gun until it was put out of action. Gunner TOOGOOD then reported to the main battery position and served another gun until the battery was permitted to cease fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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