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, Adelaide 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, 1996, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1996, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
Date unknown: Wounded 1996, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

Frederick Joseph Arthur Tregoweth

Name: Frederick Joseph Arthur Tregoweth
Service Number: 1996
Place of Birth: Woodside
Date of Birth: 13 September 1897
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Date of Enlistment: 15 January 1916
Age at Enlistment: 18 years 4 months
Next of Kin: Mother, Mary Tregoweth
Occupation: Teacher
Religion: Methodist
Rank: Private
Frederick left Outer Harbour with his twin brother Thomas on the Seeang Bee on 12 July 1916 and was sent to France with the 48th Battalion on 10 September 1916. He was shot in the abdomen during action on 5 April 1918 and was invalided to England for treatment. As a consequence Frederick was awarded the DCM on 6 May. He returned to Australia on the Kashmir and was discharged on 3 June 1919.

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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.