Private Frederick Gartung

Service number 1718, 5385, 1718A
Birth Date 1900
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Galston
Death Date 1916-11-03 - 1916-11-06
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 28th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

Private Frederick Gartung (1718, 28th Battalion) was born at Hornsby, NSW in 1900. He enlisted in January 1916 not long after leaving school. Frederick was posted as missing in action near Flers, France, between 3 and 6 November 1916. He was 16 years of age. Frederick has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France. Frederick's brother, Private Fedor Gartung (1078, 4th Battalion) took part in the Gallipoli Landing and many Western Front battles but died of wounds received in action near Peronne in September 1918. Another brother, Private Leopold Gartung (5544, 20th Battalion) was also a Gallipoli veteran and despite being wounded on two occasions, returned home after the war.



Date of birth 1900
Date of enlistment 15 January 1916
Date of embarkation 14 April 1916
Date of embarkation 06 June 1916
Date of fate 03 November 1916
Date of death 1916-11-03 - 1916-11-06