FREDERICK CAULCOTT 

Rank: Private
Service Number: 2121.
Regiment: 25th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds Saturday 15th April 1916 Age 37County Memorial Wrenbury & Aston
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Son of Richard and Elizabeth Caulcott of Newhall Lane, near Wrenbury. Attended Sound and Wrenbury Schools and played for Broomhall Cricket Club. Emigrated to Australia when he was 29 and enlisted on June 17, 1915 after working as a butcher (previously rejected for military service due to a finger injury). Embarked from Brisbane on the HMAT Armadale on September 18, 1915. Following the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the 25th Bn. landed at Marseilles on March 19, 1916. Private Caulcott had joined his battalion in Febraury 1916 when they were training in Egypt. He was wounded in the head by a sniper near Armentieres on April 14 and died in a Field Ambulance next day. Private Caulcott was one of the first Australians to die during trench warfare in Belgium, less than 24 hours after his arrival.

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Uploaded by Mark A. Potts on January 3, 2018.