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Corporal Frederick Caspar

Service No.:
19671
Unit:
8th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Tree No.:
S048
Planted by:
Miss Caspar
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Frederick was born at East Trentham, VIC, on the 17th of May 1886, to Francis Charles Caspar(1) and Maria Louistena Meier.

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Frederick was a Police Constable(1)(2), in Sea Lake, VIC, when he enlisted in the AIF, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 29th Battery, on the 6th of November 1915, at the age of 29. He embarked HMAT A7 Medic in May 1916. In his first few days afloat he suffered from sea sickness.

He disembarked at Plymouth, England, in July 1916 and in December was in France. In July Frederick was promoted to Bombardier and then, in August, to temporary Corporal. He was part of the Third Battle of Ypres when he was wounded near Passchendaele, Belgium, on the 14th of October 1917 - a shell fragment to the face. He was taken to a Dressing Station but died later that day and was buried in the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3.

His rank of Corporal was retained after he died.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. The Bacchus Marsh Express 17 Nov 1917
  2. He joined the Victoria police in early 1910 and was stationed at Russell Street, Kyabram and finally at Sea Lake in December 1912.
    In October 1915 he was granted leave without pay to join the Expeditionary Forces.
    - Victoria Police records

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