Private Frederick Warren Muir
|Birth date:||20 June 1893|
|Birth place:||Australia: New South Wales, Wollongong, Unanderra|
|Death date:||28 November 1915|
|Death place:||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli|
|Service number:||644 - First World War, 1914-1918|
|Unit:||1st Australian Infantry Battalion|
Frederick Warren Muir, a law student from Unanderra, enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force at Randwick on 22 August 1914. He had brief military experience, having spent two-and-a-half years as a lieutenant in the cadets. Muir was assigned to the 1st Infantry Battalion and departed Sydney for Egypt aboard HMAT Afric on 18 October 1914.
After training at Egypt, Muir left with the 1st Battalion for the Dardanelles and participated in the landing on 25 April 1915. He wrote home to his mother almost every week from the trenches, describing in detail his experiences at the front line. His letters were published in the South Coast Times, a local paper in Wollongong.
In late November 1915, Muir was badly wounded and taken to the Hospital Ship Glenart Castle, just off the coast of the peninsula. Unfortunately, on 28 November he succumbed to his wounds and was buried at sea. Frederick Muir is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.
Rolls and Awards
- Rank: Private
- Date of Death: 28 November 1915
- Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
- Rank: Private
- Date of embarkation: 18 October 1914
- Place of embarkation: Sydney
Collection relating to the service of 644 Private Frederick Warren Muir, 1 Battalion, AIF, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, Imbros, 1914-1915. Collection consists of thirty-five letters written by Private Muir to his mother, Mrs. Alice Blanche Chester O'Donnell of Unanderra, NSW; three letters of...
Maker: Lewis, George
Condolence letters relating to the First World War service of 644 Private Frederick Warren Muir, 1st Battalion. The condolence letters were sent to Private Muir's Mother between 28 November 1915 and 4 February 1916 and concern the details of his death at Gallipoli. This file contains: Letter from...
|Date of birth||1893-06-20|
|Date of embarkation||1914-10-18|
|Date of death||1915-11-28|