Frederick BANBURY

BANBURY, Frederick

Service Numbers: 4660, V82280
Enlisted: 30 September 1916
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: Lines of Communication Units
Born: Boscastle, England , 12 January 1886
Home Town: East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: illness, Heidelberg Hospital, Victoria, Australia, 7 December 1945, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4660, 29th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 4660, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 4660, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
23 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Divisional Signal Company
30 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 4660, 5th Divisional Signal Company, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, SW to right shoulder
30 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4660, 5th Divisional Signal Company, 3rd MD

World War 2 Service

12 Dec 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Warrant Officer Class 2, V82280
7 Dec 1945: Involvement Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Warrant Officer Class 2, Lines of Communication Units

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From How We Served
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The final resting place for; - 4660 & V82280 Warrant Officer Class 2 Frederick Banbury of East Melbourne and Elwood, Victoria, had been employed as a salesman when he enlisted for War Service on the 30th of September 1916, and was allocated to reinforcements to the 29th Battalion 1st AIF.

Frederick was embarked for England and further training on the 16th of December, and once he had completed his formal training he was sent over to France where he arrived on the 18th of October 1917.

By the 26th of October he had been formally taken on strength with his Battalion in the trenches, and on the 21st of March 1918 Frederick was transferred over to the 5th Division Signals Company.

Frederick's service in the field would be continuous, until the 2nd of September when he was availed a brief respite of Leave to England.

On the 20th of September he had returned to the trenches, and later on the same day he was evacuated wounded with shrapnel to his shoulder.

Frederick was sent back to England for hospitalization on the 1st of October, where he would remain until he was deemed no longer fit for active service, and began his repatriation back to Australia on the 8th of November as an invalid.

Having returned to Australia, Frederick would undergo further hospital care for the wounds he had sustained whilst serving in France, and was formally discharged from the 1st AIF for his re-entry into civilian life on the 30th of April 1919.

With the outbreak of a Second World War, Frederick again presented himself for service with the Australian Military Forces on the 12th of December 1939, and was accepted for full time duties.

Frederick would serve for another five years and by the end of 1945 he was on strength with Victoria Lines of Communication Area Records Officer (Southern Command).

Whilst still on service, Frederick was evacuated for hospitalization due to illness, and died whilst still being treated as a patient on the 7th of December 1945. Frederick was aged 57.

Following his death, Warrant Officer Class 2 Frederick Banbury, a wounded veteran of the ‘Great War’, and who had chosen to serve Australia during a Second World War, was formally laid to rest within Springvale War Cemetery, Victoria.