Frederick Clarence AYLING DCM

Badge Number: 6054, Sub Branch: Gawler

AYLING, Frederick Clarence

Service Numbers: 1797, 1797a
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, SA, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mason
Died: Gawler, SA, 23 October 1956, cause of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Willaston General Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1797, 43rd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1797, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1797a, 33rd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Honoured Military Medal

Death Notice

Advertiser 24th October 1956

AYLING - On October 23, at Hutchinson Hospital, Gawler, Frederick Clarence, beloved husband of Addie Ayling, of Main Red Banks road, Willaston, and loved father of Gwen and Reg; father-in-law of Len and Una, and dear papa of Delwyn and Roderick. In his 68th year. Late 1st A.I.F. A patient sufferer at rest.

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

1797A Sgt FC Ayling was presented with hid Distinguished Service Medal By General Birdwood  (UK) on 6 March 1920.


Husband of Adelaide Maud Pauline AYLING

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal

For distinguished gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Roadwood on 31st August 1918. He commanded the platoon, and led his men through the northern part of the wood, inflicting severe casualties, and capturing many prisoners. On clearing the wood, he overcame strenuous machine gun opposition by skilful use of his Lewis guns and rifle grenades, and reached his objective.