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Private 1169

38th Battalion

Chelmsford Essex England

His mother Mrs. Harriett Fewell No 2 Grays Lodge Smealey near Chelmsford Essex

Leongatha, Victoria on 20/3/1916

Age 21 years 4 months 5'7", 152 pounds, grey green eyes and dark hair

Church of England

Farm labourer

He was missing in action on 1/1/1917 at Armentieres, 21/1/1917 he was declared he'd been killed in action.

He is remembered on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

He lived and worked in the Koonwarra area

He attended a Board School in England
20/3/16 He enlisted Leongatha
He lived in Koonwarra
He was in D Company 38th battalion
20/5/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Runic
10/8/16 He disembarked Plymouth
2/8/16 At sea he suffered from tonsillitis
7/8/16 He was discharged to duty
He had influenza and was in Fargo Military Hospital
2/10/16 He was at Larkhill
22/11/16 He went to France
1/1/17 He was missing in action
6/1/17 A Board of Enquiry stated that he is missing in action, he could be dead or captured. There is no evidence to decide which.
21/1/17 He was declared killed in action signed by S H Crawford Captain
His effects consisted of badges, pouch. discs, testament, letters, photos, purse, notebook, wallet.
Harriett received her package of effects
21/1/17 a board of enquiry was held.
Lt Poole evidence at the board of enquiry

On the night of the 13/12/16 and 1/1/17 Pte Fewell was one of a number sent on a raiding party the instructions were to enter enemy lines and bring back any information that could be gained. I also was a member of the above party, we never got into enemy lines being observed against his wires. only a few of the party got back. Private Fewell was one of the men who was unfortunate enough to be left in no mans land. To the best of my knowledge Pte Fewell was dead when we left him.

Signed 31/8/17 by H Poole before E Fluet

His mother received medals and plaque



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FEWELL, Alfred

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