Frederick Ernest Capstick
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Frederick with Eileen Mary - Ancestry.com
|Date of Birth||
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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|
5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 145 lbs|
65.771 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr John Walter Capstick|
|Date of Enlistment||8 Mar 1916|
|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|
Jarrahdale Honour Roll |
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1916 Mayfield, East Pingelly, farmer
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.
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