Frederick William MOULSDALE


MOULSDALE, Frederick William

Service Number: 760
Enlisted: 4 May 1915
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 7th Machine Gun Company
Born: Greta, New South Wales, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Technical High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Naval Draughtsman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 April 1918
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Technical High School WW1 Roll Of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 760, 17th Infantry Battalion
12 May 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 760, 17th Infantry Battalion
12 May 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 760, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
1 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 17th Infantry Battalion
11 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain
3 Feb 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Captain, 7th Machine Gun Company

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Captain F. W, MOULSDAL.E, — News has been received by Mrs. A. Moulsdale, of Bright Street, Marrickville, that her only son, Captain Fred
Moulsdale, aged 23 years, died of wounds in France on April 12. Captain Moulsdale left Australia, on May 12, 1915 as a sergeant in a
machine-gun section. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli, and France, and received altogether three promotions. At the time of his death he was in command of nn Australian machine-gun company, having been promoted to that position two months previously. Captain
Moulsdale was formerly employed as a naval draughtsman at the Commonwealth Naval Dockyard, Cockatoo Island.