James Youle FRIER


FRIER, James Youle

Service Number: 3471
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Hobart State School, Tasmania
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, Dernacourt, France, 28 May 1918
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V111, Row J, Grave 6 Headstone inscription reads: Dearly loved and sadly missed by all at home, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 3471, 6th Field Company Engineers, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
24 Nov 1915: Involvement Sapper, SN 3471, 6th Field Company Engineers
24 Nov 1915: Embarked Sapper, SN 3471, 6th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
5 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 3471, 6th Field Company Engineers, Slight bullet wound to the scalp
19 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, 26th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 6th Field Engineer Company(via 69th Battalion) to the 26th Battalion at Hurdcott
28 May 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3471, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William and Jemima Smith Broomiclaw Frier of 8 Waterworkds Road, Hobart, Tasmania

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

Also served in the Commonwealth Military Forces (CMF)