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Frederick Charles WALTERS

Regimental number1446
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolErrol Street State School, North Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWire worker
Address159 Curzon Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.75"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinW Walters, 159 Curzon Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 49th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Bendigo Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Edward John (d. 25 April 1909, aged 59; bu. Bendigo) and Mary Ann (d. 30 December 1904, aged 50; bu. Bendigo) WALTERS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Detailed to Permanent Beach Party, 8 July 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance Isolation Hospital, 16 July 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 17 July 1915; rejoined Permanent Beach Party, 18 July 1915.

Found guilty, 23 August 1915, of not complying with an order of an NCO: awarded forfeiture of 10 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 10 September 1915 (shrapnel wounds, both legs), admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; tranmsferred to Malta, and admitted to St Patrick's Hospital (enteritis); transferred to Ghain Tuffieha, 9 October 1915.

Transferred to Egypt (date not recorded).

Transferred to 58th Bn, 26 March 1916; taken on strength, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 2 April 1916; taken on strength, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2850509: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALTERS Frederick Charles
Red Cross file 2850509

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