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Cadet 2695

Battalion Number 5 training squadron Australian Flying Corps

Spokane Washington State USA

His father Bruno Frederich of Peking China

Leongatha 11/2/1918. He tried to enlist for some time but was not allowed until the Americans joined.

Age 21 years 10 months 5'8", 130 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair



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

Buried in the Leighterton Cemetery Leighterton Gloucestershire

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

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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