Fred Brighton was born in Caistor, Linconshire, England, on the 1st of December 1887, to Robert Brighton and Rebecca Palma Palmer. In 1909 Fred married Rebecca Palmer - probably in England.
Fred was living in Bacchus Marsh, VIC, and working as a groom or a station hand when he enlisted in the AIF, 1st Australian Remounts(1), 2nd Squadron on the 10th of September 1915. Fred was presented with a local medal(2) by the Patriotic Committee shortly before he embarked from Melbourne aboard the HMAT A67 Orsova in November, stopping only at Freemantle, WA, before arriving in Suez in December.
He spent most of his time with the Remount Unit in Egypt. However he did have a short trip to Salonika, Greece with a detail overseeing 600 mules. Fred returned to England in May 1919 and was discharged from the AIF in London in October. He had some family business to attend to before embarking for Australia in April 1920.
Fred Brighton died in Melbourne on the 14th of April 1937 aged 49, probably from cancer.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also the Holy Trinity Church Roll of Honour held by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Bacchus Marsh.
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