Frederick George MAHALM

MAHALM, Frederick George

Service Number: NX51608
Enlisted: 27 June 1940
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 7 March 1918
Home Town: Waverley, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Jivevaneng, New Guinea, 4 November 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: U. B. 15., Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lance Corporal, NX51608
27 Jun 1940: Enlisted NX51608, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1941: Involvement NX51608, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk
23 Oct 1942: Involvement NX51608, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
4 Nov 1943: Involvement Lance Corporal, NX51608, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

"At first light 4 Nov, L/Cpl F.G. Mahalm, of 14 Platoon, C Coy, when he endeavoured to take food to his Section, was sniped and died of his wounds. Throughout the day fire was exchanged and hand grenades were constantly thrown by both sides."

[Source publication: "A History of 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion 1940-45"]