William James FRITH

FRITH, William James

Service Number: 4785
Enlisted: 3 November 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carpendith, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1975, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4785, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4785, 8th Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4785, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
18 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4785, 8th Infantry Battalion, Shell Shock
28 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4785, Wounded, second occasion, gassed but remained on duty
10 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 8th Infantry Battalion, In the field, France
19 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 8th Infantry Battalion, France
13 Sep 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 8th Infantry Battalion, In France
28 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 4785, 8th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Frith and Martha Frith nee Edwards of Victoria.

Brother of Beatrice May Frith, David Stanley Frith, Edith Jane Frith, Frederick Leslie Frith, John Arthur Frith, Grace Ethel Frith and Ruby Margaret  Andrew nee Frith later given as his next of kin

Returned to Australia on 20 June 1919 on board Konig Friederich August

During 1923c William married Margaret Bentley in Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal