No.1795 Frederick Charles Attewell
Frederick Charles Attewell was born on 16 June 1892 at Wokingham, Berkshire in the south-east of England. It would appear he came to Australia in 1912. Prior to the war he worked on his father’s farm at Werribee – a calling he followed once the war ended in 1918. In fact, rather than just a farm labourer, he graduated later in life to farmer, presumably running the family’s property off Duncans Road.
Frederick enlisted in May 1918. He was already serving in the Third District Guard – presumably the World War II equivalent of the home guard or Citizens Military Force (CMF).
Clearly, he had an issue with his vision and this delayed progress with his enlistment. He was sent to the famous Broadmeadows Camp, Melbourne for a few months, but was discharged from service just prior to Christmas 1918. By then, the Armistice had been in place for around six weeks.
After the war, he married Elizabeth Dorothea and they had at least two sons. He served in the CMF in World War II in Werribee. At some point he retired to the Mornington Peninsula. He died in Prahran, Melbourne aged 81 in 1973.
Medals and Entitlements:
- Nil awarded
Lest we forget
NAA: B2455, ATTEWELL F C