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Frederick Francis DUNN

Regimental number5369
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMacorna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Dunn, 361 Pigdon Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 10 September 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 17 January 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 10th day of August 1918 at LIHONS. At a critical time during the advance Lance Corporal DUNN brought his Lewis Gun into action under very heavy Machine Gun fire, and greatly assisted the advance by giving covering fire from the flank of the Company. This N.C.O. did magnificent work and controlled his gun team with the greatest coolness and confidence. Later in the day, after he had re-organised and consolidated his section of the trench, he assisted the stretcher bearers repeatedly under a heavy fire by going out, bringing in and dressing the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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