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Frederick William WIGGINS

Regimental number13668
Place of birthLondon England
OccupationDairy hand
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, T Wiggins, 123 Orrs Road, Reading, Berkshire, England
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Army Ordnance Service Depot
FateReturned to Australia
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)date illegible on n.r.

Military Medal

'On 21.9.17 while stationed at 19th Battalion R.A.P. near WESTHOEK the members of this squad displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst continuously carrying wounded from that post to Bellewaarde Ridge under very heavy shell fire of all kins, H.E., shrapnel and gas shells. On several occasions these men volunteered to carry urgent cases during a very intense period of the barrage. Throughout the action they showed great courage and devotion to duty, working continuously, and were responsible for saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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