Frederick Thomas Mooney

First Name: 
Frederick
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Mooney
Mother's Name: 
Ellen (nee Connaughton)
Father's Name: 
John Mooney
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, September 3, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
12th Battalion
Company: 
F
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Newington Hospital Sydney
Details: 

Private Frederick Mooney (Service no. 710) was born in Wollongong circa 1887. He attended Unanderra Public School and is remembered on the Unanderra School Roll of Honour. At the time of enlistment he was working as a stockman in South Australia where he enlisted from.

He embarked on HMAT A 2 Geelong in Hobart on 20th October, 1914 with F coy 12th Battalion. He landed in the first wave on 25th April, 1915 and saw service on Gallipoli. On 7th August, 1915 he was wounded in action during the Battle of Lone Pine, receiving a gun shot wound to his left knee. He was evacuated to Mudros for treatment and then to Cairo.

On 4th December, 1915 he was returned to Australia and discharged medically unfit from the AIF on 11th June, 1916. In 1938 he wrote to the Army requesting a copy of his discharge papers, stating he was camped outside Sydney and looking for work when a grass fire destroyed all his possessions. He wrote this letter from the hospital.

Private Mooney died in 1944.

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