Born in Ballarat, Frederick William Maher was a single 18 year old and a baker by trade at the time of his enlistment on the 17th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of January 1916.
On the 20th of August 1916, Frederick was wounded in action in France. He embarked for England on the 22nd of August and was admitted to the Ontario Military Hospital in Orpington, England with gunshot wounds to his right leg and thigh on the same day. He rejoined his unit on the 21st of June 1917. On the 4th of October 1917 he was appointed Lance Corporal.
Frederick was wounded in action for a second time on the 24th of April 1918. He was invalided to the U.K on the 28th of April and on the 29th was admitted to the 5th Southern General Hospital in Portsmouth, England with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder.
He reverted to Private on the 21st of October 1918.
Frederick returned to Australia on the 10th of March 1919 and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 24th of April 1919.
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