Frederick Arthur Lister Maw
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|Date of Birth||28 Jul 1898|
|Place of Birth||Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands|
|Death||11 Feb 1963|
|Place of Death||Frankston, Victoria|
|Age at Enlistment||18 years, 10 months|
5'5¾" (1.67m) tall ; 130lbs|
58.967 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair ; scar on right cheek
|Occupation||Student (Civil Engineering)|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kalamunda, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Edwin Lister Maw|
|Date of Enlistment||13 Jun 1917|
|Unit/Formation||Engineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements|
|Date of Embarkation||22 Mar 1918 ‒ 24 May 1918|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A54 Runic|
|Date of Return||22 Nov 1919 ‒ 1 Jan 1920|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A60 Aeneas|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
Gosnells Road Board Honour Roll |
Perth Modern School Honour Roll
British War Medal |
On 14 Jun 1917 Fred entered Blackboy Hill camp, and after some 4 months training in WA was sent to NSW where on 17 Oct 1917 he became an Engineer reinforcement. From 5 Nov 1917 until 20 Dec 1917 he attended the Equitation School in Roseville. Returning to the Engineering reinforcements on 20 Dec 1917, he sailed with them for England.
On arrival in England he was sent to a training battalion at Parkhouse before proceeding to France through Southampton on 4 Oct 1918, and on 20 Oct 1918 he was taken on strength by the 1st Army Troops Company. On 10 Feb 1919 he returned to England as he had negotiated leave from 11 Mar 1919 until 30 Nov 1919 with fees paid, pay and subsistence, to allow him to attend University in London to study Engineering. He had applied for permission to be discharged in England, but this did no occur.
Discharged by the 5th Military District on 19 Mar 1920.
On 24 Oct 1924, 26 year old Fred, described as a Civil Engineer leaves London aboard SS Khiva, travelling 1st class for Singapore.
In 1926 Fred married Amy Johnson Litchfield (1898- 1986). Three daughters including Patsy Anne Maw (1932 - 1982) born in Victoria; Barbara Jane and Frederica Ruth.
Fred served during WW2 as a RAAF Wing Commander at RAAF HQ until 4 Oct 1943 with Service No. 252098. In 1934 Fred reports the loss of his medals in a burglary at Caulfield in Victoria.
Electoral Roll entries: 1921 at 64 Subiaco road, Subiaco, engineer; 1925 at 47 Colin street, West Perth, civil engineer; 1931 - 1937 at 47 Lumeah road, Caulfield, engineer; 1943 - 1949 at 73 Dunlaven road Mitchem, Victoria; 1963 "Winds" 51 Cliff road, Frankston, Victoria.
1916 Post Office Directory places the family in Maddington.