Alfred Froggatt

First Name: 
Alfred
Last Name: 
Froggatt
Alternate Spelling: 
Frogatt
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, October 9, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Machine Gun Company
Company: 
9th
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Alfred Froggatt (Service No 503) was born in Darfield, England around 1891.

At enlistment Alfred was married, 25 years old, worked as a miner, and lived in Scarborough, N.S.W.  Alfred nominated his wife Lucy as his next of kin.  It is unclear if Alfred had married in England or Australia or when he arrived in Australia.

He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat with 9th Machine Gom Company, 7th Reinforcement on 19th February 1917.  The troops arrived in England on 25th April 1917 and Alfred joined the Machine Gun Company in France on 23rd August 1917.

On 2nd October 1917 he was admitted to hospital with trench fever and sent to England for treatment.  His health was badly affected and he was deemed unfit for further active service.

Alfred was repatriated to Australia in March 1918 and discharged medically unfit on 20th September 1918.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FROGGATT A

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