Frederick Charles DUNDAS


DUNDAS, Frederick Charles

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 17 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Haywards Heath, England, 1891
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Highfield School, Southampton
Occupation: Traveller
Died: Died of Illness (pneumonia), Salisbury, England, 20 July 1918
Cemetery: Stratford-Sub-Castle (St. Lawrence) Churchyard
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Melbourne, Victoria
30 Jun 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
16 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
14 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
27 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood, GSW (right forearm and right thigh), Bayonet wound (left hand)

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Biography contributed by John Lakey

"...Lieutenant Frederick Charles Dundas, 29th Battalion. A native of Sussex, England and a salesman from Fairfield Park, Vic prior to enlistment, Lt Dundas embarked with the 4th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Anchises on 14 March 1916. On 20 July 1918 he died from illness and was buried in the Stratford Sub-Castle Cemetery, Salisbury..." - SOURCE (

"At POLYGON WOOD on 26th September, 1917, Lieutenant DUNDAS was sniped and badly wounded in the head, but finding that very few Officers remained with the Battalion he insisted on going forward. The Officer who had been detailed to establish communication with the Battalion on our left flank was missing and Lieutenant DUNDAS carried out his duty. His devotion to duty is deserving of special mention. - Lieutenant-Colonel Muir Purser C.O. 29th Battalion Recommendation: Mention in Despatches