Frederick ANDREWARTHA (ANDREWARTHER)

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ANDREWARTHA (ANDREWARTHER), Frederick

Service Number: 69
Enlisted: 16 February 1915, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, 1893
Home Town: Macorna, Gannawarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 16 November 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave - (at sea aboard H.S. Syria)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 69, Eaglehawk, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 69, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 69, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
14 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 69, 23rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli, bomb wound (left knee)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) has incorrectly recorded Surname as ANDREWARTHER

"KILLED IN ACTION. PRIVATE F. ANDREWARTHA.

News has been received in Eaglehawk to the effect that Private Frederick Andrewartha, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Andrewartha, of Macorna, was killed at the Dardanelles on the 16th November. The deceased, who was 22 years of age, was a former well-known resident of Eaglehawk, residing at the boarding establishment of Mrs. A. E. Martin, of View Point. During his two years residence in the borough he won the high esteem of a very large circle of acquaintances. Prior to his enlisting he was employed at the Johnson's No. 2 mine. It will he remombered that about 12 months ago Private Andrewartha was working in this mine when as the re sult of a blasting accident John Ayre lost his life, and a man named Stevens was rendered blind. He had only left the scene of the accident a few minutes before the explosion occurred." - from the Bendigonian 02 Dec 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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