William John Thomas FRECKLETON


FRECKLETON, William John Thomas

Service Number: 3539
Enlisted: 1 April 1916, Enlisted at Warrnamabool, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Woolsthorpe, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Koroit, Moyne, Victoria
Schooling: Woolsthrope Stae School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Dernacourt, France, 17 March 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V1, Row E, Grave 1 Headstone inscription reads: Sadly mourned, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Koroit War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3539, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Warrnamabool, Victoria
1 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3539, 29th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3539, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
1 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 31st Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 29th Battalion to the 31 Battalion in the field
15 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3539, 31st Infantry Battalion, Shell wound shattering his left hand
17 Mar 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3539, 31st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William John and Sarah Freckleton of Koroit

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Citizen Forces