'Fred An Australian Hero ' Biography of Light Horsemen Fred Hamilton March

'Fred An Australian Hero ' Biography of Light Horsemen Fred Hamilton March

Fred An Australian Hero ' by P. Sekuless : used book

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'Fred An Australian Hero ' by P. Sekuless. Biography of Frederick Hamilton (Fred) March who during WWI was a member of Divisional Signal Squadron, Anzac Mounted Divisional Headquarters.

Fred enlisted on 6 September 1915 at Goulburn NSW and was discharged in Egypt at his own request on 6 August 1919.

He was present at the Battle of Beersheba and was mentioned in dispatches. Fred was promoted to Sergeant for motor cycle duties 1917. He won a number of medals for motorcycling with the Cairo Motor Cycle and Light Car Club between 1926 and 1927. He joined the Civil Service in the Sudan and was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal in trying to save the local Governor from an assassination attempt.

This medal was legitimately exchanged in 1940 for a George Cross. He was also awarded a George V MBE (Civil) and a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal.

  • Book Condition: Used Book - no major problems all pages held tight in bindings -
  • Comment: 1st edition
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
  • Publication Date: 1981
  • Total Pages: 173

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