Frederick John AUGER

AUGER, Frederick John

Service Number: 579
Enlisted: 14 September 1914
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, 1880
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ship steward
Died: Heart disease, Sydney Hospital, Sydney , Australia, 13 December 1915
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
C.E. T. 10864. (GRM/2*)., Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 579, 1st Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 579, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
13 Dec 1915: Involvement Trooper, 579, 1st Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He served with the 1st Australian Light Horse-Service Number 579.

He was 35 and the son of Charles James Auger of 34 Pyrmont Road, Ilford, Essex, England. He had served with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and enlisted in the AIF in Sydney in September 1914. He had been wounded [GSW] at Gallipoli, but died of an unrelated cause.

In the United Kingdom he is commemorated in the Ilford War Memorial Gazette, in the Ilford War Memorial Hall and on the St Mary The Virgin Church War Memorial Plaque in Ilford.

It is believed that he was Frederick John Auger-as per the following birth record.

Births Dec 1880   AUGER Frederick John  W. Derby 8b 557