Private Frederick A W Hague, 2669

  • Batt -
  • Unit - Australian Infantry
  • Section - "D" Company
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 19/08/1916
  • Age - 25

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of William Goodacre Hague and Emma Hague of 1, Forest Road, Loughborough, Leics. His brother Leonard A. W. also fell. His enlistment documents record that he gave his father William Hague of 1, Forest Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire as his next of kin, he stated that he was unmarried and that his trade or calling was Farm Labourer. Information taken from his medical examination shows that he was 5 foot 10 ½ inches in height, weighed 10 stone and 2 pounds and had a chest measurement of 31 ½ to 35 ½ inches. His complexion was described as fair with blue eyes and light brown hair. It was noted he had warts on the front surface of his wrist. He gave his religion as Church of England. His record of service gives the following information. Embarked Mebourne, Australia aboard H.M.A.T. Ulysses on the 27th October 1915 with 6th Reinforcements, 24th Battalion, 6th Infantry Brigade. Taken on the strength of the 7th Battalion Australian Infantry at Serapeum, Egypt on the 24th February 1916. Embarked in Alexandria, Egypt to join the British Expeditionary Force on the 26th March 1916. Disembarked Marseilles, France 31st March 1916. Wounded in action in France on the 17th August 1916. Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck on the 19th August 1916. Died of wounds and buried in Becourt Military Cemetery by the Officer Commanding 1st Australian Field Ambulance on the 19th August 1916. A package of personal effects was forwarded to his father, these were a Religious Book, 8 Coins, 2 Photos, Stud, 2 Pieces of Ribbon and a Linen Bag.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Burial Place - I T 6, Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-becourt
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower,
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Australian Infantry
  • Cause of death - DIED OF WOUNDS
  • Burial Commemoration - Becourt Mil. Cem., Becordel-Becourt, France
  • Born - Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Enlisted - 21/07/1915 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Place of Residence - Australia

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