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Frederick Charles Stanmore Lakeman


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Serial No. 2958

6th Light Horse Regiment &2nd Signal Squadron


Frederick Charles Stanmore Lakeman - Information

Frederick was born in Stanmore and grew up in the Camden area. His father, John, owned the property of Woodlands. Frederick then moved to Neutral Bay, where he continued his studies. He also completed an apprenticeship as an electrical fitter, while participating in the Yorkshire Rifle Club in Sydney for 3 years. Frederick then enlisted in the Light Horse at Menangle Park on the 15th of March 1916, aged 24. He left Sydney on the 19th of September 1916 on the HMAT Anglo-Egyptian, as a Trooper with the 21st Reinforcements, 6th Light Horse Regiment.

Frederick disembarked in Suez, Egypt in late October. He was marched out to Isolation Camp, before heading to the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment in late November. The following month, he was despatched to a Signal School in Alexandria. In April 1917, he was admitted to the 19th General Hospital with cephalalgia. He returned to duty a week later. In early July, he was taken on strength to the 2nd Signal Squadron, aiding operations by maintaining communications. He returned to Australia on the 26th of January 1919.