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Frederick L. Coldwell-Smith


2nd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • Military Cross

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Palustris
  • Planted By: V. Wheeler
  • Plaque: 1773

Additional Info

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria, Frederick Lawrence Coldwell-Smith was 20 years and single when enlisted on in the 29th Battalion, B Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Lieutenant and was listed as returned to Australia on the 30th of October 1919. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 10th of November 1915. Appointed Lieutenant in the A.I.F. in the 29th Battalion on the 1st of July 1915; Promoted Captain on the 20th of February 1916; wounded on the 23rd of August 1916; appointed Adjunct on the 17th of October 1916; on the 15th of June 1917 attached to 15th Infantry brigade Headquarters: on the 21st of December 1917 seconded as Staff Captain Trainee; seconded for duty with War Records Section on the 15th of April 1918 and transferred to the 32nd Battalion. Embarked for return to Australia per 'Wahehe' on the 30th of October 1919. Disembarked at Melbourne on the 13th of December 1919 and appointment Terminated at Melbourne on the 11th of February 1920. Medals Military Cross Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 Date: 29 June 1917. Family/military connections Brother: 12263 Lt Charles Rdmond Coldwell-Smith, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, returned to Australia, 23 July 1918. Tree No. 1773

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour