Frederick Sydney SPARGO

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SPARGO, Frederick Sydney

Service Number: 4857
Enlisted: 19 January 1917, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Norton's Summit, South Australia, 20 December 1884
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Norton's Summit Public School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Norwood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4857, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4857, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4857, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
24 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 43rd Infantry Battalion
2 Apr 1918: Wounded Private, SN 4857, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre, GSW (shoulder)
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4857, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

Birth details

Born 20 December 1884, district of Norwood SA.
Son of William Nicholas Spargo and Harriet (Battams).
Birth place/residence: Nortons Summit.
Registered as Frederick Sidney Spargo.
Reference Book/Page 342/49
Source: Genealogy SA Birth Index.

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4857 Private Frederick Sydney Spargo, 32nd Battalion (later 43rd Battalion), of Norton Summit, SA. A gardener prior to enlisting on 19 January 1917, he embarked from Adelaide on HMAT Borda on 23 June 1917 with the 13th Reinforcements. On 24th December 1917 he was taken on strength of the 43rd Battalion in France. On 2nd April 1918 he was wounded in the shoulder and evacuated to England. He rejoined his unit on 14 July 1918 and was killed in action in France on 1 September 1918, aged 33." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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