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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Our 8th story, Fredrick Gideon England, No.4107.

The 8th weekly Ryde Remembers story was published on 19 November 2014 in The Northern District Times. It is the story of  North Ryde lad, Fredrick Gideon England, who enlisted at age 18 in October 1915.

Fredrick lived with his family in Waterloo Road, North Ryde where they had a poultry farm and orchards. Today it is no longer a rural area on the north-west of Sydney, but part of the busy Macquarie Park suburb.

Fredrick embarked with the 10th reinforcements of the 20th Infantry Battalion,. While fighting on the Somme at Pozieres he was injured with gunshot wound to his back and fractured. vertebrae. He was transported to the 3rd London Hospital in England, in a serious condition but didn't survive. He is buried in the Australian Section of Wandsworth Cemetery, London.

The Week 8 :  19 November 2014 in The Northern District Times, page 29.
Digger's story leads to Pozieres heroism.
[if you click on the title -- it should take you to the on-line edition of the newspaper]

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