Fred Percy LIENERT

Badge Number: 31415, Sub Branch: prospect

LIENERT, Fred Percy

Service Number: 2113
Enlisted: 30 June 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Greenock, South Australia, Australia, May 1895
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: 30 August 1965, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, S.A.
Church of England Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

30 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2113, 43rd Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2113, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2113, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2113, 37th Infantry Battalion, Messines, Gassed.
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 2113

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Biography contributed by St Aloysius College

LIENERT, Fred/Frederick Percy was born in May, 1895. He was born in Greenock South Australia.

Lienert had two known relatives, his brother Herbert George Lienert (2391), who also fought in World War I. He died of wounds in France, on the 12th of May 1917. The second was his mother, Annie Louisa Sophie Lienert, who was Fred and his brother Herbert’s next of kin.

Fred was 5 foot 7 inches and weighed 148 lbs or approximately 67kg. He had brown eyes ,light brown hair and fair skin.

 He lived in Hart Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia with his brother, mother and perhaps other unknown relatives.

Before going to War, he worked as a carpenter. Fred was single when he enlisted and gave his religion as Church of England.

On the 30th of June 1916 in Adelaide, South Australia, Fred enlisted in the 43rd Battalion and he was ranked a private. He was 21 years old.

The 43rd Battalion

He embarked on the 28th of August 1916, from Adelaide, South Australia. His ship that he disembarked on was the HMAT A68 Anchises.

The ship Fredrick embarked on

On the 11th of November 1916 Fred was transferred tomthe 37th Battalion. On the 27th of November 1916 he proceeded over seas to France from Southampton, England.

On the 27th of April 1917 when Fred was in France he was detached for duty with the 3rd Canadian tunnelling company. This was a tunnelling company of the Canadian military engineers, during World War I. The tunnelling company was involved with the placing and maintaining of mines under enemy lines. They were also involved with the construction of deep dugouts for troop accommodation. They dug subways and saps, which are a narrow trench dug to approach enemy troops.

The 3rd Canadian tunneling company

On the 4th of May Fred re-joined his battalion from his detachment for duty with the 3rd Canadian tunnelling company.

On the 24th of May 1917 whilst he was in France, Fredrick was sent off to hospital sick.

On the 27th of May 1917 while still in France, Fredrick re-joined his battalion from the hospital.

On the 29th of May Fredrick was detached for duty.

Between the 7th and 9th of June 1917, when Fred was on the field in France he was wounded in action (gassed) at Messines. On the 26th of June 1917 he was sent off to England. Fred was admitted to the Horton London war hospital. He was there sick from gas and poisoning.

The Horton London war hospital was actually a large psychiatric hospital. Although during both World War I and World War II, the existing patients there were transferred elsewhere, and it was used as a military hospital.

The Horton Co of Londen hospital

On the 28th of January Fred got trench fever whilst on the field; he was sent to hospital sick that same day.

Fred was discharged on the 14th of September 1919. He received a British war medal and a Victory medal. A British war medal was a medal of the United Kingdom, received by men from the British imperial forces for service in World War I. Fredk survived the war and returned to Australia on the 15th of June 1919.

On 31st October 1922 Fred married Gladys Madeline Brideoake at St Andrew's Church, Walkerville. They had at least two children: Pauline Betty (born 29th of March 1925) and Geoffrey Brian (11th of May 1934) and lived at Broadview. On 10 September 1938 someone tried to break into the house but was unsuccessful.

Fredrick lived to about 70. He died from a unknown cause in 1965 on the 30th of August. He was buried at North Road at the Church of England Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia.