Frederick Wallace MCQUEEN MM

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MCQUEEN, Frederick Wallace

Service Number: 6129
Enlisted: 9 August 1915, Holdsworthy
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Roorkee, Uttaranchal, India, 20 October 1881
Home Town: Petersham, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Flour Inspector
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 27 September 1917, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6129, 13th Infantry Battalion, Holdsworthy
22 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6129, 13th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
22 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6129, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
4 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6129, 13th Infantry Battalion, GSW back, left leg and left forearm
17 Apr 1917: Honoured Military Medal, For bravery and devotion to duty at Gueudecourt on the night of 4/5 February 1917 when in charge of a party carrying bombs and small arms ammunition - after reaching the captured trench he returned for more but despite being caught in a heavy barrage and with two his party killed, he brought over their load of bombs and his own. In two hours, McQueen made six trips backwards and forward through the heaviest barrage providing a supply of bombs that secured the right flank against enemy bombing attack.
3 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 13th Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 13th Infantry Battalion
26 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 6129, 13th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shell wounds abdomen and both legs
27 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 6129, 13th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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