Frederick Rankin WRIGLEY

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WRIGLEY, Frederick Rankin

Service Number: 3168
Enlisted: 4 October 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Scarsdale, Victoria, Australia, 4 November 1884
Home Town: Scarsdale, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 27 April 1918, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Avoca Soldiers Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3168, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3168, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
19 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3168, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3168, 60th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography

"...3168 Fred Rankin Wrigley, later Lance Corporal (L Cpl) 60th Battalion of Scarsdale, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, as Private Wrigley, 37th Battalion, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ballarat (A70) on 19 February 1917. On 27 April 1918, he was killed in action near Villers-Bretonneux, France, aged 33. L Cpl Wrigley has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. Just prior to his death, he was mentioned in despatches by Brigadier-General Elliott for his courage and devotion to duty during the advance on Villers-Bretonneux." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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