Frederick Ernest Capstick

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Frederick Ernest Capstick
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Frederick with Eileen Mary -
Personal Information
Date of Birth not known
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Place of Birth Rushworth, Victoria
Death 26 Oct 1939, aged 45
Place of Death Victoria Park, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 21 years, 10 months
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 145 lbs
65.771 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Timber worker
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr John Walter Capstick
Military Information
Reg Number 4994
Date of Enlistment 8 Mar 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, 13th Reiforcement
Date of Embarkation 18 Jul 1916 ‒ 9 Sep 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A48 Seang Bee
Date of Return 21 Jul 1918 ‒ 11 Sep 1918
Ship Returned On HMAT A36 Boonah
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1916 Mayfield, East Pingelly, farmer

War Service

Less than a monh after entering Blackboy Hill camp, Fred was allocated to the 13th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion.

On arrival in England was sent to the 7th Training Battalion to undertake war readiness training. On 10 Oct 1916 was hospitalised, and during tis period he was debited 5½d for lost kit. This may have been associated with a short period AWOL which cost him 9 days pay as he was held in custody for 8 days awaiting a hearing of his charge.

On 23 Mar 1917 he was taken on strength of the 70th Bn and remained with them until 14 Oct 1917 when he proceeded overseas to France from Southampton.

Six days later he was taken on strength of the 28th Battalion in the field. Ill from 9 Jan 1918 till 10 Feb 1918 in France, and again on 21 Mar 1918 when he was embarked on HMHS Newhaven for transfer to the Southwark Military Hospital in East Dulwich Cove SE22 with bronchitis.

His health problems persist, and he was sent back to Australia early, (Hysteria or Neurasthenia).

Discharged by 5th Military District on 1 Oct 1918.

Post War

In 1929 Fred married Eileen Mary Walsh. Daughter Rosemary L was born in 1930. Electoral Roll entries - 1922 Laverton, Police Constable; 1925 Merredin Police Constable; 1931 - 1937 with Eileen Mary at 38 Fremantle road, Victoria Park


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