Victor Joseph FREWIN


FREWIN, Victor Joseph

Service Number: 2142
Enlisted: 14 May 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia , 13 June 1889
Home Town: Gosford, Gosford Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Gosford Public School and Sydney High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: School teacher
Died: Killed In Action, France, 15 April 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
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

14 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2142, 18th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2142, 18th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2142, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
2 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 18th Infantry Battalion
11 Jun 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2142, 18th Infantry Battalion, GSW to right arm and chest
25 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2142, 18th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Bomb wound to head and arm
22 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion
1 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 18th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Remained on duty
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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