Frederick Laurence CLOSE


CLOSE, Frederick Laurence

Service Number: 1601
Enlisted: 11 January 1911, Enlisted at Kalgoolie, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bloewfontein, South Africa, 1895
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Brebuer School, South Africa
Occupation: Locomotive Cleaner
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 4 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave. Originally buried on the field by Rev. G. Moore but grave could not be re-located Panel 52
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1911: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1601, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Kalgoolie, WA
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1601, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1601, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 14 years

Spelling of his christian names varied and include Frederick Lawrence Close, Frederick Laurence Close and Fred Close

Son of Frederick Charles Close and Caroline O'Neill Close of Armadale, WA formerl of South Africa

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal