Frederick James MITCHELL


MITCHELL, Frederick James

Service Number: 6851
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorn, Vic., 1887
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 27 March 1918
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
II A 46, Berks Cemetery Extension, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

11 May 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6851, 22nd Infantry Battalion
11 May 1917: Embarked Private, SN 6851, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

FREDERICK JAMES MITCHELL who was killed in action in France on 27th March 1918 was the son of Mr. F. J. Mitchell. He was born in 1887 and was at the School in 1901, and on leaving went into the office of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company for some time. He then went to West Australia, where he was on the land.

He enlisted in West Australia, but was transferred to Victoria and sailed from here. He was in the 22nd Battalion, 6th' Brigade. He did not at any time entertain the idea of promotion and was a fighter pure and simple, out to " do his bit " and then go back to the land; but when in a front line trench in front of Warneton he was killed instantly.

He was buried at Red Lodge Cemetery, Belgium.