Victor Joseph FREWIN


FREWIN, Victor Joseph

Service Number: 2142
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Service, France, 15 April 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers KIA Honour Roll, Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers Who Served Abroard Honour Roll, Temora WW1 War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2142, 18th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2142, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
15 Apr 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion


Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW) Thurs 9 May 1918, page 8 

Lieut Victor Joseph (Vic)  Frewin 

Lieut Victor Joseph (Vic)  Frewin 
b. 13 Jun 1889: Gosford, NSW
d. 15 Apr 1918: Hangard Wood, France

"Another Gosford lad has made the supreme sacrifice.
Lieut. Victor J. Frewin was killed in France on 15th April.
A cable conveying the sad news being received this week. 

Lieut. Frewin was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Frewin, of Hill Street, Gosford, and was born at Gosford and educated at the local Public School. 

"Vic." went to  Sydney High School, and thence to Teachers' Training College. 

His first appointment was to Islington, Newcastle, and then Gosford, Temora, and Burwood Superior Public School.

He enlisted from Burwood, NSW, on 13th May, 1915. 

Reaching the battle front he was wounded on three different occasions.
First on 10th May, 1916, when he was recommended for a commission and gained it on being sent, after convalescence, to New College, Oxford. 

Returning to France he was again wounded in February, 1917, and again towards the close of the year. 

He took part in many battles, including Bullecourt, Zonnebecke, Passchendale, Polygon Wood, Anzac House, and Broodsceinde.
In the last offensive, where he was killed in action. 

The late "Vic" Frewin was a fine young Australian, popular,  respected by all who knew him, and in the death of their gallant son and brother, Mr. and Mrs Frewin and family have the sympathy of the whole community."

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