Frederick Joseph DE LA REY MM


DE LA REY, Frederick Joseph

Service Number: 2552
Enlisted: 4 May 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa, 1 September 1889
Home Town: Mortdale, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Home schooled
Occupation: Greengrocer
Died: Died of wounds, Peronne, France, 29 September 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 111, Row C, Grave 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Municipality of Hurstville Pictorial Honour Roll No 1
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World War 1 Service

4 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2552, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2552, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2552, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2552, 38th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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"DE LA REY.- Died of gunshot wound, head, Sep-tember 20, Frederick Joseph De La Rey, 38th Battalion, dearly loved husband of Mary and father of Chrissy De La Rey." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 15 Nov 1918 (