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Frederick Ivan Bastow

Driver

14th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

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

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss M. Fields
  • Plaque: 241

Additional Info

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Biography

Frederick Ivan Bastow was born in Inglewood but enlisted in Ballarat North in the 14th Infantry Battalion on the 1st October 1914. He was 22, single and a blacksmith. Later he was transferred to the 4th Machine Gun Company as a Driver. As a result of his service at Gallipoli and later in France he developed pleurisy TB. He was evacuated to Australia, and entered the Military Convalescent Hospital at Mont Park, Melbourne. He was discharged from the Army as Medically Unfit on the 12th June 1918. He died on 17th November 1919. The Army accepted responsibility for his death, and entered his name on the national Roll of Honour. He is buried in the Ballarat [New] General Cemetery, Australia.
Tree No. 241

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour