Frederick William Friendship

First Name: 
Frederick
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Friendship
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, February 8, 1896
Mother's Name: 
Mary Friendship nee McConaghy
Father's Name: 
John Friendship
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, July 20, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Division Ammunition Column
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, November 1, 1917
Place of Death: 
83rd General Hospital, France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds
Details: 

Frederick William Friendship (Service No 1314), was born in Sydney, N.S.W. 

At enlistment he was 19 years old, single, worked as a carpenter and had served with the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.

Frederick embarked on HMAT A4 Pera, with the 1st Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement, on 12th October 1915. He saw service in Egypt with the Light Horse Regiment. Frederick was admitted to hospital for treatment of a hernia whilst in Egypt.

He was transferred to the Artillery in Egypt on 15th May 1916 and was sent to France with the 3rd Division Ammunition Column. Frederick saw service on the Western Front until 17th October 1917 when he was wounded in action. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds to his leg and chest. By the time he arrived at the 83rd General Hospital his leg had been amputated and he was in a poor condition.

Frederick died from his wounds on 1st November 1917, and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Plot VIII, Row I, Grave 96.

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FRIENDSHIP F

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