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Frederick ESLER

Regimental number9141
Place of birthDurham Ox, Victoria
Place of birthPyramid Hill, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressWinda Vale, via Deniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Esler, Winda Vale, via Deniliquin, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Jessie Mary ESLER
Discharge date25 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 7 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 25 May 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death4 August 1939
Age at death49
Place of burialHillston Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ESLER Frederick

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