Frederick Joseph Arthur TREGOWETH DCM

Badge Number: S22472, Sub Branch: Eudunda

TREGOWETH, Frederick Joseph Arthur

Service Number: 1996
Enlisted: 15 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Woodside, South Australia, 13 September 1897
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Barker District High School
Occupation: Teacher
Died: 10 February 1947, aged 49 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Road 2 Path 24 E 7
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Eudunda Arch Gates, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1996, 48th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1996, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
Date unknown: Wounded SN 1996, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Recommended for Victoria Cross - Award the Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all communications were interrupted, he went back mending the line in six places, and delivered a message to battalion headquarters. He then went forward mending the line, which had again been broken. Later, he volunteered to take a message over 200 yards of open ground swept by machine gun fire, and, although wounded several times, struggled on and delivered his message.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919


His twin brother, 2033 Pte Thomas Alfred John Tregoweth also of the 48th Battalion returned to Australia in March 1919.