Frederick Nicholas WELLER

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WELLER, Frederick Nicholas

Service Number: 4669
Enlisted: 13 June 1915, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coburg, Melbourne Victoria, 1892
Home Town: Coburg, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Boarding School, London England
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 21 July 1916
Cemetery: Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck
Plot I, Row A, Grave 4 Headstone Inscription "HE THAT LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE", Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Croix du Bac, Armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4669, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4669, 7th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A32' Themistocles from Melbourne on 28th January 1916, disembarking Suez, Egypt on 28th February 1916.
1 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion
3 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 59th Infantry Battalion, Had been Acting Corporal since 13th July 1915
18 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4669, 59th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on Kinfauns Castle from Alexandria, Egypt on 18th June 1916, disembarking Marseilles, France on 29th June 1916 to join British Expeditionary Force.
20 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4669, 59th Infantry Battalion, Wounded in action, gun shot wounds to back and legs. Succumbed to his wounds the following day at the 8th Field Ambulance.
21 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4669, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of George Alfred and Emily WELLER, of 16 Boronia Street, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia. Native of Coburg,. Victoria.