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Soldier profiles

Name : CRICK, FREDERICK
Service Number : VX15366
Date of Birth : 22/09/1900
Place of Birth : CANADA
Known as : FRED
Occupation on Enlistment : HOSPITAL ATTENDANT AT BUNDOORA MENTAL HOSPITAL (REPAT.)
Date of Enlistment : 17/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : PRESTON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : CRICK, MARY
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : SERGEANT
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 115 HEIDELBERG MILITARY HOSPITAL
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 03/03/1945
Date Died : N/A
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : Military Medal and Bar
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6220332 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   W_HAMMERTON_7.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_12.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_8.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_13.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_9.jpg

Background : Related to VX39726 Terence Michael Croft (2/2 Pioneer). 55 years old at enlistment. Served in World War 1 (1915-1918). Husband of Mary Crick. Previous military experience (Grenadier Guards, 58th Battalion (A.M.F.) & 58th Battalion (A.M.F.). Full time war service : A.I.F. 1752 days which included 1427 days active service (940 days within Australia & 487 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East. At discharge : height 6 feet 2 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion. Marks / scars : gunshot wound left buttock & left leg. Marital status : married. War badge no. 65456. Discharge certificate no. 152466.

Service record.
17/05/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot.
20/05/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
20/05/1940 Promoted to T/Sergeant.
07/07/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal Australian General Hospital with Influenza.
12/07/1940 Discharged to unit.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
07/04/1941 Rank of Sergeant confirmed.
03/05/1941 Disembarked Port Tewfik, Suez.
01/09/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
26/10/1941 Marched out to Depot Battalion.
13/11/1941 Medical class : Assign duties other than active service with field formations.
20/11/1941 Marched out to Pioneer Training Battalion.
19/12/1941 Marched out to Security Battalion (Middle East).
13/01/1942 Transferred to Headquarters Guard Battalion.
06/05/1942 Transferred to Depot Battalion.
11/05/1942 Medical class : Fit for sedentary duties only.
18/05/1942 Marched out to Pioneer Training Battalion.
08/06/1942 Marched out to R.D. Staging Camp (Middle East).
10/06/1942 Marched out to Depot Battalion.
25/06/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Rajula.
09/08/1942 Disembarked Melbourne, Victoria.
02/09/1942 Marched into General Details Depot Caulfield, Victoria from Seymour, Victoria.
26/09/1942 Marched out from General Details Depot Caulfield, Victoria to Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
29/09/1942 Marched in from General Details Depot Caulfield, Victoria to Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
29/09/1942 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria to 34 Australian Infantry Training Battalion Watsonia, Victoria.
02/11/1942 Transferred from 34 Australian Infantry Training Battalion to B (Bomb? Disposal?) Class Training Unit Watsonia, Victoria.
07/11/1942 Transferred out from B Class Training Unit to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
17/12/1942 Transferred in from B Class Training Unit to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
22/12/1942 Evacuated to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria and transferred to X list.
22/12/1942 Admitted to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with fractured 5th metatarsal left foot.
01/01/1943 Admitted to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with fractured 5th metacarpal.
01/02/1943 Discharged from Stonnington Convalescent Hospital to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with fractured 5th metacarpal.
15/02/1943 Discharged from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with fractured 5th metatarsal.
15/02/1943 Rejoined unit from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria and struck off X list.
29/06/1944 Medical class assessed as B2 (constant pain).
06/11/1944 Suspended from duty while in civil custody from 1100 hours 06/11/1944.
07/11/1944 Suspension removed on rejoining unit from civil custody 0800 hours.
21/11/1944 Civil offence Melbourne Police Station - Larceny of one wood plane property of Working Men's College. Sentence : fined 10 pounds in default one months imprisonment. Fine was paid.
04/12/1944 Civil offence Heidelberg Police Station. Offence : Larceny. Sentence : Convicted and sentence was suspended for 52 weeks subject to accused being of good behaviour during that period.
05/12/1944 Transferred from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria to Camp Pell, Victoria administration staff (holding company) for re-allocation.
28/12/1944 Reduced in rank to Private Victoria Lines of Communication.
28/12/1944 Transferred to General Details Depot for re-allocation.
28/12/1944 Marched into General Details Depot for re-allotment ex unit.
19/01/1945 Medical class assessed D.
03/03/1945 Discharged Royal Park, Victoria.
02/05/1946 Awarded Australian Efficiency Medal.
03/06/1946 Service record reconciled.
11/11/1948 Award : 1st Clasp Australian Efficiency Medal.