Frederick Warren Muir

First Name: 
Frederick
Middle Name: 
Warren
Last Name: 
Muir
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, June 20, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Alice (nee) Smith
Father's Name: 
James Muir
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 22, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, November 28, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli, at sea.
Cause of Death: 
Gun shot wound to head and face
Details: 

Frederick Muir (644) was born in Wollongong, the son of James and Alice Muir. He was an early enlistment and embarked with the first contingent on HMAT Afric A19 on 18th October, 1914. After training in Egypt he sailed for Gallipoli and was at the landing serving in the 1st Battalion. He seems to have survived the campaign unscathed as there are no illness or injury entries in his file until the 25th November when he was wounded. He was evacuated to the hospital ship Glenart Castle but at 2:50 am on 28th November he died suddenly and was buried at sea. His memory is kept alive at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey.

Letters at the War Memorial indicate he was shot by a sniper while in the front line trenches.These letters indicate that he and others believed he would survive his injuries. He must have enjoyed the military life as he had been a Lieutenant in the cadets before enlisting.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; MUIR FREDERICK WARREN

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A newspaper clipping featuing Frederick Warren Muir

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Frederick Warren Muir's 1915 diary can be viewed at the Australian War Memorial Site as part of its collections - https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/bundled/RCDIG0000428.pdf

Letters from Frederick Muir - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG0000429/
Condolence letters on the death of Frederick Muir - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG0000430
Frederick Muir Scrapbook - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG0000431

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