Jack FRERICHS

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FRERICHS, Jack

Service Numbers: 2458, 2458A
Enlisted: 23 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kensington, South Australia, 1 October 1891
Home Town: Beulah Park, Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labouer
Died: Died of Wounds , Vignacourt, Picardie, France, 23 May 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
(II. C. 16.) , Vignacourt British Cemetery, Vignacourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnside & District - Fallen Soldiers Memorial Trees - Rose Park, Norwood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2458, 27th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2458, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2458, 27th Infantry Battalion,

embarkation_roll: roll_number: 15 embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: 13 Oct 1915

6 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
4 Sep 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2458, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, GSW (face and shoulder)
26 Sep 1917: Wounded Private, SN 2458, 50th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood, 2nd occasion - GSW (forearm)
7 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 50th Infantry Battalion
23 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2458A, 50th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"
23 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2458A, 50th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 3rd occasion - multiple 'bomb wounds'

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Biography

Surname: FRERICHS; Given Names: Jack; Date of Birth: 1 October 1891; Date of Enlistment: 23 June 1915; Trade or Calling: Labourer; Birth Location: Kensington SA; Address prior to enlistment: 51 Magill Rd Beulah Park; Photograph sent by: Mrs Frerichs
Source: State Records SA

Brother: 5461 Pte. Frank Frederick Frerichs (/explore/people/116021) - Died of Wounds, 09 Nov 1916, in France  

"...2458A Lance Corporal Jack Frerichs, 50th Battalion. A labourer from Beulah Park, SA prior to enlistment, L Cpl Frerichs embarked with the rank of Private with the 5th Reinforcements, 27th Battalion from Adelaide on HMAT Themistocles on 13 October 1915. After being previously wounded in action on three separate occasions, on 23 May 1918 he died of wounds received in action and was buried in the Vignacourt British Cemetery, France. His brother 5461 Private Frank Frederick Frerich had previously died of wounds, also in France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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