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Westaway, Frederick (1200)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 28 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 15 September 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1200            view online service record

South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Louisa Crust (sister)
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7 Infantry Battalion – 1st Reinforcements

DOD: Thursday, 9 September 1915
Place: Hampstead, England

Private, 8 Infantry, died of disease 9 September, 1915, aged 28, England, commemorated Hampstead Cemetery, London, England.

Parents: both parents deceased, sister: Louisa WESTAWAY, later CRUSH, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 28-year-old labourer, his sister as next of kin with an address shown only as South Melbourne. Westaway was wounded on first day of the landings, 25 April, 1915 and invalided to England but died from pulmonary tuberculosis in a Military Hospital in Hampstead, England. An elder brother Thomas from Fitzroy ultimately received the medals; a Death Notice showed his sister as the Mrs Louisa CRUSH and brothers as Jim, Thomas, William, Simeon and Percy. Also on South Melbourne Roll.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted May 8, 2018 5.42 pm 0Likes

    At the time of Frederick’s birth, his father John was the licensee of the Freemason’s Tavern in Beach-street, Port Melbourne. Louisa was widowed by the time war broke out – she married Thomas George Crush in 1905, he died in Heidelberg in September, 1913 at just 25 years, meaning he would only have been 17 or 18 when the couple married (Louisa around 20) – in interesting addendum to his Death Notice “Indian papers please copy”. Louisa re-married in 1921 becoming Mrs Frank James MAY; she died in Thornbury in 1977 at 92 years of age

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