Frank Frederick FRERICHS

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FRERICHS, Frank Frederick

Service Number: 5461
Enlisted: 28 March 1916, 18th Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kensington, South Australia, 8 January 1897
Home Town: Beulah Park, Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Marryatville Public School
Occupation: Paper cutter
Died: Died of wounds, Mericourt, France, 9 November 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 30
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Norwood M The Fallen of WW1 & II Kensington & Norwood District*, Rose Park M To the Fallen - Burnside District*
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5461, 18th Reinforcements
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5461, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Barambah embarkation_ship_number: A37 public_note: ''
15 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5461, 10th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5461, 10th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

Brother: 2458A Lce.-Cpl. Jack Frerichs (/explore/people/3636) - Died of Wounds, 23 May 1918, Vignacourt, France

"...5461 Private (Pte) Frank Frederick Frerichs, 10th Battalion. A paper cutter from Beulah Park, SA prior to enlistment, Pte Frerichs embarked with the 18th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Barambah on 27 June 1916. On 9 November 1916, aged 22, he died of wounds received in action and was buried in the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France. His brother 2458A Lance Corporal Jack Frerichs later died of wounds, also in France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"THE LATE PRIVATE F. FRERICHS.

Mr. and Mrs. Frerichs, of Beulah Park, have been notified of the death of their fourth son, Private Frank Frerichs. Private Frerichs enlisted on March 26 last, and left Australia on April 8. He died of wounds at a clearing-station in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 02 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

Commemorated in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Johann Gerhardt Fredrick (d. 16 November 1924, aged 71; bu. Payneham) and Beatrice T. (d. 4 January 1936, aged 80; bu. Payneham) FRERICHS,

51 Magill Road, Beulah Park, South Australia. Native of Kensington, South Australia 

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal Commemorative Plaque

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