Sergeant Maxwell Clyde Froud

Service number VX41976
Birth Date 27 December 1916
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Bairnsdale
Death Date 29 October 1942
Death Place Middle East
Final Rank Sergeant
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Sergeant Maxwell Clyde Froud enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 27 June 1940. He undertook a period of training in New South Wales, and went on to serve with 2/23 Australian Infantry Battalion in Palestine and Egypt. Sergeant Froud sustained a leg injury in action, and spent many months recovering at 2/2 Australian General Hospital in Egypt. After his recovery, he worked as a Regimental Aid Post clerk before re-joining his unit. On 29 October 1942, Sergeant Froud was killed in action at El Alamein, Egypt. He is buried at El Alamein War Cemetary.


  • Roll of Honour:

    2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Second World War, 1939-1945


Date of birth 27 December 1916
Date of enlistment 27 June 1940
Date of death 29 October 1942