Frederick Joseph RAGGATT

RAGGATT, Frederick Joseph

Service Number: 665
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kensington, South Australia, 9 February 1890
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Waiter
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli - At sea (HS Sicillia), Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19 July 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey, Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Echunga War Memorial, Echunga War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 665, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 665, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 665, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 665, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
17 Jul 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 6th Infantry Battalion, GSW Wound to thigh

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Born 9 February 1890 in Kensington, South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 453 Page: 347 District: Nor.)

Father  Herbert Daniel RAGGATT  (b. 30/10/1857 in The Swamp, South Australia);
his parents  Thomas Raggatt and his mother  Anne Sophia Stephens; and
Mother Alice Gertrude (nee CONNOLLY).

Father remarried to Step Mother Myrtle May Raggatt (nee Robinson)
living at Echunga, South Australia.

25/7/1920 Mother stated father had been an invalid for past 12 years,
                living with his second wife.

(father Herbert Daniel Raggatt & mother Alice Gertrude Raggatt (nee Connolly)
Brother        Herbert Lloyd Raggatt
                   (b. 3/8/1881 Naracoorte SA - d. ____)

Brother        Ernest Alfred Raggatt
                   (b. 5/12/1882 Knightsbridge (now Hazelwood Park) SA - d. ____)

Brother        Herbert Arthur Raggatt
                   (b. 21/7/1884 Uraidla SA - d. _____)

Sister           Alice Millicent Raggatt
                   (b. 20/2/1886 Uraidla SA - d. ____)

Sister           Sophia Annie Mabel Raggatt
                   (b. 24/9/1887 Kensington SA - d. ____)

Brother        Roy Thomas Raggatt
                   (b. 1/7/1891 Kensington SA - d. ______)

Twin Sister   Agnes Elsie Raggatt (c/o Catholic Club, Argent St, Broken Hill  NSW)
                   (b. 7/3/1893 Kensington SA - d. _____)

Twin Sister   Mary Florence
                   (b. 7/3/1893 Kensington SA - d. _____)

(father Herbert Daniel Raggatt & mother Martha (Myrtle) Robinson)
Sister      Mary Ethel Raggatt
              (b. 26/1/1898 Kensington SA - d. ____)

Brother    Albert Victor Raggatt
               (b. 30/7/1900 Norwood SA - d. ____)

Brother    Leslie Sydney Roland Raggatt
               (b. 15/4/1902 Norwood  SA - d. _____)

Sister       Constance Vera Raggatt
               (b. 1904 Kensington SA - d. ____)

Sister      Thelma Irene Eliza Raggatt
               (b. 27/12/1905 Echunga SA - d. _____)

Brother    Jack Raggatt
               (b. 28/9/1908 Echunga SA - d. _____)

Sister       Myrtle Jean Raggatt
               (b. 2/9/1910 Echunga SA - d. _____)

Prior to enlisting Frederick spent many years at the York Hotel in Adelaide,
from there he took a trip to Germany, and then on to America, where he
joined his brother Herbert Arthur Raggatt. On their return to South Australia,
they had a brief stop in London.

On his return into Adelaide, he stopped and stayed at the Grand Central Hotel
and worked as a waiter.  After many months he moved on to Melbourne, where
he became one of the first to enlist.

Next of kin in service:
Brother    5437 Private Herbert Arthur Raggatt
               Driver with 9th Divisional Ammunition Column
               Returned to Australia on 15/11/1915

Last lived at  c/o H Conway, Argo Street, Prahran, Victoria.

Prior to enlisting he was engaged to Ida Jane Tillett, Drummoyne, New South Wales.

Described on enlisting as 23 years old; single; 5' 3 3/4" tall; dark complexion;
grey eyes; brown hair; Roman Catholic.

17/8/1914     Enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria

19/8/1914     Commanding Officer appointed Frederick to F Company, with
                    6th Infantry Battalion, Broadmeadows Camp

19/10/1914   Embarked from Port of Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata
                    as a Private in the 6th Infantry Battlion, F Company

5/4/1915       Embarked Alexandria on board Galeka
                    to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli

15/7/1915     Gun shot wound to thigh - receive in action at GALLIPOLI
                    evacuated on board the HT Sicilia

18/7/1915     died of these wounds at Sea
buried:          at sea - on voyage from Gallipoli to Malta

His name is commemorated on Panel 27 on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

His name is located at panel 48 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memoria
Canberra, ACT.

1914-15 Star (7717); British War medal (1694); Victory medal (1699);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (303671)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  25/2/2014.  Lest we forget.