Frederick Arthur WOOLSEY

WOOLSEY, Frederick Arthur

Service Number: 4408
Enlisted: 31 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowen. Queensland. Australia, 1868
Home Town: Banksia Beach, Moreton Bay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse driver
Died: Broncho-Pneumonia, Fovant Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 22 February 1917
Cemetery: Baverstock (St. Edith) Churchyard
INSCRIPTION GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN , Baverstock (St Edith) Churchyard, Baverstock, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4408, 30th Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 4408, 30th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Port Napier embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
17 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 4408, 30th Infantry Battalion, SS Port Napier, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 48 and the son of Edward and Sarah Woolsey; husband of Annie Woolsey, of Thelma Boulevarde, Sans Souci, New South Wales.

His Place of Association was Banksia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 22nd February.... Private Frederick Arthur Woolsey was born at Bowen, Queensland, Australia in 1868.

A marriage was registered in NSW in 1903 between Frederick A. Woolsey & Annie Smith in the Sydney district, NSW.

Frederick Arthur Woolsey enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 31st May, 1916 stating he was a 44 year old, married, Horse-driver from Banksia, New South Wales.

Private Frederick Arthur Woolsey embarked from Sydney on S.S. Port Napier on 17th November, 1916 with the 8th Infantry Brigade, 30th Infantry Battalion, 11th Reinforcements & disembarked at Devonport, England on 29th January, 1917 where he would receive further training before being sent to the War Front.

Private Woolsey was admitted sick to Fovant Hospital, Wiltshire on 17th February, 1917 from Hurdcott, Wiltshire. He died at 2 pm on 22nd February, 1917 from Broncho Pneumonia.

Private Frederick Arthur Woolsey was buried in the churchyard of St. Edith’s at Baverstock, Wiltshire, England where 28 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)