Frederick Arthur KINGSTON

Badge Number: S1682, Sub Branch: Clare

KINGSTON, Frederick Arthur

Service Numbers: 16392, S73349
Enlisted: 16 April 1942
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Gumeracha, South Australia, 16 May 1895
Home Town: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School
Occupation: Student
Died: 22 September 1981, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll, Gumeracha Town Hall WW1 Roll of Honor, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1916: Involvement Sapper, 16392, 5th Divisional Signal Company, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Sapper, 16392, 5th Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sapper, 16392

World War 2 Service

16 Apr 1942: Involvement Lieutenant, S73349, 10th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
16 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, S73349
16 Apr 1942: Enlisted Clare, SA
28 Nov 1945: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Modbury High School

Frederick Arthur Kingston was born on the 16 May 1895, he lived In Gumeracha Adelaide South Australia. Frederick attended Adelaide High School. He was a Roman Catholic, Fredericks parents were called, Frederick Arthur King Kingston (1861-1934) and Elizabeth Ann Kitto (1862-1962). His father was born in Mount Barker while his mother was born in Gumeracha. Frederick had a wife called Edith Elizabeth Vanstone (1901-1933) she was born in Mundoora.

Frederick was 21 years old when he embarked, he enlisted on the 15 May 1916. He was a sapper. His unit that he served for was the 5th Division Signal Company (Engineers), 8th reinforcement. He embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, 22/15/4, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916. During the war Frederick was wounded in action and went to hospital on a few occasions. Frederick ended up becoming a Lieutenant during the war. Frederick survived the war and returned to Australia on the 25 March 1919. 

Frederick returned home to Australia on the 25 March 1919.