Harry Arthur Fredericks

First Name: 
Harry
Middle Name: 
Arthur
Last Name: 
Fredericks
Date of Birth: 
Friday, September 9, 1898
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, November 14, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
52nd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Harry Fredericks (Service No 3512/ 3512A) was born at Dapto, N.S.W.

At enlistment Harry was 21 years of age, single, and worked as a labourer at Murwillumbah in Northern N.S.W.  Harry's nominated ext of kin was his sister, Mary Killmurry, who also lived at Murwillumbah.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A33 Ayrshire with 9th Reinforcements, 52nd Battalion on 24th January 1917.  The troops arrived in England on 12th April 1917 and Harry joined 52nd Battalion in France on 6th August 1917.

On 26th September 1917 while fighting in the Polygon Wood area in Belium, Harry was wounded and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of abrasions and concussion.  He returned to the fighting in France on 8th April 1918.

On 16th May 1918 he was transferred to 49th Battalion.

On 24th March 1919 he was posted to the Burial Detail Unit.

Harry was promoted to Lance Corporal on 31st May 1919.

He returned to Australia in October 1919 and was discharged on 13th January 1920. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FREDERICKS H A

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