Arthur William Fryer CARD

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CARD, Arthur William Fryer

Service Number: 1484
Enlisted: 30 November 1915, West Maitland, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Machine Gun Company
Born: Largs, West Maitland, New South Wales, 21 February 1896
Home Town: West Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales
Schooling: Oakhampton Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 February 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Grave Reference: III. F. 12.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, West Maitland, New South Wales
1 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1484, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1484, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
24 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1484, 9th Machine Gun Company

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Biography

Service details:
09 July 1916 disembarked Plymouth
04 Nov 1916 transferred to 9th Machine Gun Company from 35th Bn. In England.
21 Nov 1916 Departed Southhampton
22 Nov 1916 Arrived Havre

 

"KILLED IN ACTION.

The following cable was received last evening by the Rev. Arthur Killworth, M.A., LL.B., from Colonel Luscombe:-

"Officially reported that No. 1484, Pte. A. W. Card, 9th Machine Gun Coy., late 35th Battalion, killed in action 24th February. Please inform parents, Oakhampton-road, West Maitland, and convey deep regret and sympathy of their Majesty's the King and Queen and Commonwealth Government in the loss that they and the Army have sustained by the death of soldier."

Deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Card, of Oakhampton and sailed with the 35th Battalion. His 21st birthday occured three days prior to his death. He was a promising young man, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Much sympathy will be felt for the bereaved parents and relatives." - from the Maitland Daily Mercury 20 Mar 1917 (nla.gov.au)

Memorials:
Maitland Citizens Memorial, Maitland Park, Walker Street, Maitland, NSW.
Maitland & District Roll of Honor, Maitland RSL Sub Branch Rooms, 3 Bulwer Street, Maitland, NSW.
Maitland Presbyterian Church Roll of Honor, Great War 1914-1918, Free Church Street, Maitland, NSW.

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