Frederick Charles FELGENHAUER

FELGENHAUER, Frederick Charles

Service Number: 2635
Enlisted: 2 August 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kanyapella, Victoria, Australia, November 1889
Home Town: Echuca, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Kanyapella School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot I, Row D, Grave 11,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Echuca Loyal Rodney I.O.O.F. No 86 Lodge Honor Roll, Echuca War Memorial, Nathalia Rock and Chain Memorial, Nathalia War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2635, 23rd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 2635, 23rd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 2635, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
23 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion
15 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 57th Infantry Battalion
23 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 2635, 57th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, SW left elbow
14 Dec 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 2635, 57th Infantry Battalion, SW back
29 Sep 1918: Involvement Corporal, 2635, 57th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frederick Charles FELGENHAUER was born in Kangapella near Echuca, Victoria

His parents were John Frederick FELGENHAUER & Isabella Martha RULER

He enlisted on 2nd August, 1915 & embarked with the 23rd Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcements on 27th October, 1915 from Melbourne on the HMAT Ulysses

He was transferred to the 58th Infantry Battalion & shortly afterwards to the 57th Infantry Battalion and was promoted to Corporal on 11th October, 1916

Frederick was Killed in Action in France on 29th September, 1918 and is buried in the Bellicourt British Cemetery


Biography contributed by Evan Evans

AWM Summary

2635 Private (Pte) Frederick Charles Felgenhauer, 23rd Battalion from Echuca, Victoria. A 25 year old farmer with two and half years in the Citizens' Military Forces (CMF) prior to enlisting on 2 August 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 6th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Ulysses (A38). After arriving in Egypt, he transferred to the 57th Battalion and went with them to France in June 1916. He was promoted to Corporal (Cpl) on 11 October 1916 and then was wounded in the elbow by shrapnel at Beaumetz in March 1917. Rejoining the battalion from convalescence in England in November 1917, he was wounded in the back whilst the battalion was in the line at Wytschaete, Belgium, on 24 December 1917. He rejoined his unit again in May 1918. Cpl Felgenhauer was killed by German artillery fire whilst collecting wounded American and Australian troops during the attack on the Hindenburg Line at Bellicourt, France, on 29 September 1918. He is buried in the Bellicourt British Cemetery, Bellicourt.