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Frederick George BUTTON

Regimental number4083
Place of birthQuorn, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
AddressMumpyowie Station, near Farina, South Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather-in-Law, Richard Winchester, 22 Symonds Place, off Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1917
Discharge date20 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 5 June 1916.

Found guilty, 27 June 1916, of drunkenness in camp: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 1.

Taken on strength of 27th Bn, 6 July 1916.

Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, 21 July 1916, and transferred to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 21 July 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to No 20 General Hospital, Camiers, 25 July 1916; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 2 August 1916; discharged, and marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 August 1916.

Admitted to No 24 General Hospital, Etaples, 1 October 1916 (mumps); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 17 October 1916; discharged, and marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, 19 October 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 22 October 1916; rejoined 27th Bn, 22 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 November 1916; admitted to 1st Anzac Corps Dressing Station, 6 November 1916 (gunshot wound, abdomen and left arm); transferred to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 6 November 1916; to No 4 General Hospital, Rouen, 7 November 1916; to England, 13 November 1916; to No 1 London General Hospital, 13 November 1916 (shrapnel wound, stomach); granted furlough, 12 February 1917; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 24 February 1917; discharged, 14 March 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Miltiades', 11 May 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 1 July 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit), 20 August 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 271 days (of which 1 year 115 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 November 1930
Age at death56
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUTTON Frederick George

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