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|Name:||Fannon, Fredrick Arthur|
|Place of Birth:||Darwin|
|Next of Kin:||Amy Isabel Whittaker - Mother; Pine Creek, N.T.|
|Biographical notes:||Frederick Fannon's mother, Amy, was first married to seaman Michael Joseph Fannon in 1897. He passed away and Amy subsequently married a Mr Charles Whittaker. He passed away and she married Francis Conway, a station owner from Pine Creek. Following the death of Francis, Amy ran a boarding house in Katherine and was very involved in town affairs being a founding member of the Katherine Country Women's Association. Frederick Fannon was her only son.|
|Date of Enlistment:||25-Aug-1915|
|Age at Enlistment:||19|
|Place of Enlistment:||Brisbane (Qld.)|
|Unit:||5th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement, 13th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Service History:||Fannon was part of the fifth contingent to leave Darwin and departed aboard the SS 'Eastern' with 16 men on the 16 August 1915 . He embarked from Sydney with the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment on board HMAT SS 'Hawkes Bay' on 21 October 1915 and served in Egypt. While in Egypt he transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade and then served in France. Fannon departed for Australia from England aboard 'Durham' on 22 May 1919 and returned to Darwin on SS 'Mototo' on 13 August 1919.|
|Related link:||"Amy Isabel Conway", Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, Casuarina, N.T. : NTU Press, 1990: p.108.|
TerritoryStories : Amy Fannon nee Bennison biography
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 30 August 1917: p.8.
Unit War Diary
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 21 June 1917: p.13.
Embarkation Roll - HMAT SS 'Hawkes Bay'
History of the Fifth Light Horse Regiment (Australian Imperial Force) from 1914 to October 1918 by L.C. Wilson and H. Wetherell. Sydney: The Motor Press of Australia, 1926.
"Departure of Contingent", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 19 August 1915: p.7.
"News an Notes", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 19 July 1917: p.12.
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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