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Frederick Dudley Melville (1891–1918)

Advice has been received by Inspector Melville of the Woods, and Forest Department, who resides at Giles terrace, Gleneg, that his son, Lce-Cpl. Frederick Dudley Melville, of the 3rd Light-Horse Regiment, had died at Jerusalem from malignant malaria. He enlisted at Morphettville in September, 1914, and embarked with the 1st Australian Expeditionary Force the following month. In May, 1915, he was wounded in a shoulder at Monash Gully, on Gallipoli, and was sent to the Malta Hospital. In September he rejoined his regiment on Gallipoli. During the same month he received his first stripe. Four weeks later he was admitted to hospital at Malta suffering from enteric, and was subsequently sent to Egypt for return to Australia. He arrived home early in 1916. On June 23, 1916, he again embarked for active service.

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Wirrabara, South Australia, Australia


15 October, 1918 (aged ~ 27)
Jerusalem, Israel

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