Major Frederick Leslie Biddle

Birth Date 27 October 1885
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Clifton Hill
Death Date 17 August 1917
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Major
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 19 April 1917 on page 920 at position 46
London Gazette 14 November 1916 on page 11042 at position 2

Frederick Leslie Biddle was born on 27 October 1885 and educated at Hawthorne College. He had also matriculated twice at the University of Melbourne and had spent 10 years with the Citizen Militia Force as a gunner. He was promoted to Captain with the CMF on 1 September 1913. At the time of enlistment on 18 August 1914, he was 28 years old and was working as a warehouseman in East Melbourne. He was assigned to 2nd Field Artillery with the rank of captain and departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Shropshire on 20 October 1914. Biddle served in Egypt and France before being killed in action on 17 August 1917. Frederick Biddle is buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

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Date of birth 1885-10-27
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-08-29
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-07
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-07
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-07
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-10
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-10
Date of death 1917-08-17

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