Frederick George TRALAGGAN

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TRALAGGAN, Frederick George

Service Number: 395
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Redruth, Burra, South Australia, 28 September 1895
Home Town: Mount Bryan East, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Bryan East Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness - Measles, At sea on board HMAT Afric between Colombo and Port Said, 28 June 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Hallett War Memorial, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Mount Bryan Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 395, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
9 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 395, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 395, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide

The Forty-Third - The Story and Official History of the 43rd Battalion A.I.F.

From Chapter IV – The Journey p15

The general health throughout was very satisfactory, the sole epidemic (measles) affecting but a small percentage of those on board. On June 30 the only death occurred, and the burial with military honours took place at sea.


From the Roll of Honour p224

Died of disease at sea 26/6/16.


From “The Forty-Third” The Story and Official History of the 43rd Battalion A.I.F. by Capt. E J Colliver MC & Lieut. B H Richardson Rigby Limited 1920. Pages 15, 224

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick Sampson Tralaggan and Sarah Janette (nee Bryden) Tralaggan of Mt Bryan East, SA; brother of Sarah Ann Tralaggan, Vera Mary May Tralaggan, Isaac Roy Tralaggan and Grace Ann Tralaggan

Medal: British War Medal