Charles Frederick

CharlesFrederick1Name   Charles Frederick

Number    Cadet 2695

Battalion Number 5 training squadron Australian Flying Corps

Place of Birth Spokane Washington State USA 

Next of Kin   His father Bruno Frederich of Peking China

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 11/2/1918.  He tried to enlist for some time but was not a British subject and was refused until after the Americans joined the War

Physical details on enlistment   Age 21 years 10 months 5’8”, 130 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Mechanic

Date and place of death

Died in Minchinhampton as a result of an aeroplane accident 4/2/1919

Location of grave or memorial

Buried in the Leighterton Cemetery Leighterton Gloucestershire

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He enlisted in Leongatha but does not have his name on the honour roll in the Memorial Hall 

Military History

  • 11/2/18 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • His Australian address Leongatha
  • 28/4/18 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Nestor
  • 20/4/18 He disembarked in Liverpool
  • 5/7/18 He went to the School of Aeronts Oxford from AFC depot
  • 25/9/18 transferred to 5th training squadron AFC

Died in Minchinhampton as a result of an aeroplane accident

  • There was a court of enquiry into the accident
  • 3 packages were received by Otto his brother

His effects were : – 1 trench coat, 1 waterproof cloak.  1 short overcoat, a Sam Brown belt, 1 cap, 2 pairs of puttees, 1 pair braces, I suit overalls, 2 kit bags

  • His father in Peking received a sealed suitcase containing

1 pair S D Slacks, 1 tunic officers pattern, 2 suits pyjamas, 2 towels, socks, 1 fountain pen, 1 shaving brush, collars, handkerchiefs, 1 muffler, 1 balaclava cap, 6 Khaki shirts, 1 pair underpants, 1 tie, 1 leather waist belt, 1 souvenir cartridge unloaded, page 29

  • Carl was an American by birth and therefore unable to join the forces until the USA joined the war. His brother Otto was born in Canada and was therefore able to enlist, as he was a British subject. His parents lived in Surrey Hills Melbourne but left Australia and went to Peking as they were born in Germany. The family were involved with the Salvation Army.
  • He had attended The Cathedral School Lahore India


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