Wyndham History

Frederick Charles Attewell (1892-1973)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

Frederick Charles Attewell (1892-1973)

Contributor

Date

1918

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Frederick James Attewell

Birth Date

Service Number

1795
V80358

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mary Ann Attewell
Duncans Road,
Werribee

Address at time of Enlistment

Metropolitan Farm,
Werribee, Victoria

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Biographical Text

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.

War Service
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

Bibliography

NAA: B2455, ATTEWELL F C

Citation

“Frederick Charles Attewell (1892-1973),” Wyndham History, accessed June 13, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2026.

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