Frederick Stanley Gordon ERFURTH

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ERFURTH, Frederick Stanley Gordon

Service Number: 568
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Eastern Hill, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Balranald State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 July 1918
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Plot 11, Row F, Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 568, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Eastern Hill, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 568, 6th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 568, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
23 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 6th Infantry Battalion, In the field
31 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 6th Infantry Battalion, In the field
8 Jul 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 568, 6th Infantry Battalion

WW1

The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published in 2017, refer to pages 147+148 & 266. Prior to the war he was a labourer of Bairnsdale Vic. He enlisted 17th August 1914 and served with the 6th Infantry Battalion. Unfortunately, he was Killed in Action on the 7th July 1918. Rest in Peace, Lest We Forget

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Carl Frederick ERFURTH and Grace LEAR of Bairnsdale of Nicholson Street, Victoria

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