Frederick Ewen Cameron LOXTON MID

LOXTON, Frederick Ewen Cameron

Service Number: QX6030
Enlisted: 24 October 1939, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 28 April 1912
Home Town: Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Melbourne Grammar School and Pembroke College and Cambridge University
Occupation: Barrister-at-law
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 21 January 1944, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Plot F, Row B, Grave 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

24 Oct 1939: Enlisted Lieutenant, QX6030, Brisbane, Queensland
24 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Major, QX6030, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
5 May 1940: Embarked Lieutenant, QX6030, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT TX4, Sydney
31 Aug 1940: Promoted Captain, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1943: Promoted Major, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
21 Jan 1944: Involvement Major, QX6030, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns
26 Oct 1944: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, For exceptional services in the Field in New Guinea

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frederick Ewen Cameron LOXTON was born on 28th April, 1912 in Cairns, Queensland

His parents were Frederick Ewen LOXTON and Alice Marian Kate BUNTING who married on 16th June, 1909 in Queensland - he had one known sister (Alice Mary Elizabeth LOXTON)

He has previously served for 2 years in the School Cadets at Melbourne Grammar School and later 3 years service in Cambridge University Officers Training Corps & left in May 1935.  He was also a member of the Queensland Cameron Highlanders and later joined the AIF - he saw four years service in England, North Africa (Tobruk) and New Guinea

After graduating from Cambridge he was called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 1934.   He was also keenly interested in politics and was also at one time prominent in English rowing circles

When he returned to Queensland he was for a time with the legal firm of Morris, Fletcher & Cross and when he enlisted with the Army he was a member of the staff of the Queensland Trustees Limited.

Frederick was Killed in Action on 21st January, 1944 & originally buried on 30th March, 1944 at Kumbarum, New Guinea - later he was reburied on 18th July, 1944 at Dumpin War Cemetery, Plot D, Row C, Grave 8 and reburied again for the last time on 25th August, 1944 at Lae War Cemetery, Plot F, Row B, Grave 6

He is honoured at the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Brisbane, and also on the United Service Club Roll of Honour - he was Mentioned in Dispatches on 26th October, 1944 for Exceptional Services in the Field in New Guinea