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Frederick George FAITHFULL

Regimental number2105
Place of birthOmeo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressOmeo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41.8
Height6' 0.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, W B Faithfull, Omeo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSale, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 October 1917
Place of burialRamparts Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 13), Lillie Gate, Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne,6 June 1916; found guilty, Capetown, 7 July 1916, of being absent without leave for 6 hours, 3 June 1917: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant; disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Pioneer Bn, in the field, 16 November 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance Contact Camp, 24 May 1917; discharged and rejoined unit, 27 May 1917.

Detached to 5th Army Musketry School, 6 June 1917; rejoined unit, 15 June 1917.

Admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 7 August 1917 (not yet diagnosed: mental); recommended for evacuation, 7 September 1917; remained with unit, 18 October 1917 (never evacuated).

Killed in action, 29 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as FAITHFUL.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAITHFULL Frederick George

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