Robert John Frew

First Name: 
Robert
Middle Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Frew
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, July 24, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Margaret (nee Mehag)
Father's Name: 
Robert Frew
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, May 2, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, August 23, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Robert Frew (Service no. 2155) was born on 24 July, 1895 in Kurri Kurri, NSW and attended Thirroul Public School. He then gained employment as a miner and at the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old.

Robert embarked on HMAT A62 Wandilla with 6th Reinforcements 13th Battalion on 14th June, 1915. He arrived in Egypt and after some training was sent to Gallipoli arriving on 2nd August, 1915.

He was involved in the fighting around Hill 60 and was killed in the area known afterwards as Herons Post trench. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.

Private Frew is also remembered on the Wollongong Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour. 

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FREW R J

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