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Frederick George Hollyoake


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Serial No. 5355

18th Battalion


Frederick George Hollyoake - Information

Frederick was a British immigrant, who came to the colonies with his parents when he was just two years old. When Frederick was still young, his family settled in the Campbelltown area, while he attended Bargo Public School. When war broke out, he was living in Ingleburn House, Ingleburn, and working as a labourer. His mother had moved to the city and was living on Belmont St, Loftus Park in Merrylands.

When Frederick was 27, he decided to help the Mother Country and enlisted in the AIF in Casula on the 29th of January 1916. Frederick was posted to the 18th Battalion as a Private, leaving Sydney aboard the HMAT Wiltshire on the 22nd of August 1916. Frederick arrived in Devonport, and was then trained for fighting conditions on the Western Front. He was stationed to Perham Downs on Salisbury Plains, No. 1 Command Depot and the 5th Training Battalion. Frederick left Folkestone for France in December 1916, joining his Battalion in the field on the 26th of January 1917. Exactly a month later, Frederick was killed in action in France. His burial site is unknown; however, his name is now recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial and a plaque at Dredge’s Cottage on Queen St in Campbelltown.