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Black, Frederick (1503)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 16 December 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1503            view online service record

15 Gore Street
Fitzroy, VIC

Next of Kin:
Millie Black (sister)
15 Gore Street
Fitzroy, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 19 February 1915
Ship: HMAT Runic A54
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 3rd Reinforcements

KIA: Monday, 12 July 1915
Place: Gallipoli

Private, 6 Infantry, killed in action 12 July, 1915, age 18, commemorated Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli.

Parents: Jack and Elizabeth BLACK (both late), born South Melbourne (attestation Port Melbourne). Enlisted as an 18-year-old farmer with a sister Millie in Fitzroy as next of kin. Brother: 494 Sapper Alexander BLACK, (also shown as born in South Melbourne), 2nd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 27 August 1918. The circular returned by their sister nominated Brighton as her late brother’s closest place of association, but did not suggest where he was educated.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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