Roy FRITH

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FRITH, Roy

Service Numbers: 6832, 6832A
Enlisted: 30 October 1916, Claremont, Taasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Trevallyn, Tasmania, 1896
Home Town: Trevallyn, West Tamar, Tasmania
Schooling: Launceston Scotch College, Tasmania
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Died of wounds, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 19 August 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot X1, Row D, Grave 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6832, Claremont, Taasmania
21 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6832A, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6832A, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
19 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6832A, 23rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Also served in Naval Cadets

27 October 1916 - Parents signed letter giving consent for Roy to serve overseas

18 August 1918 - Wounded in action, multiple shell wounds to the head

Medals: British War Medal, Victory