SPROTT, Frederick Charles
(Service number 8/1641)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||9 December 1894||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||C/- Mrs J Bruce, Momona, Otago|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Robert Sprott (father) Momona, Allanton, Otago|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||HMNZT 17, 18, 19, Maunganui, Tahiti Aparima|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||12 November 1915||Age||20|
|Place of Death||Egypt ex Gallipoli|
|Cause||Died of Wounds|
|Notices||New Zealand Herald, Volume LII, Issue 16079, 19 November 1915, Page 9|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt|
|Memorial Reference||A. 5|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Frederick, born on 9 December 1894 at Green Island Bush, Dunedin, was the eight son of Robert and Margaret Sprott of Momona, Dunedin.
Frederick was educated at the Caversham School. He was employed as a farmer by Mr J. Bruce of Momona, where he was well known, before enlisting and heading to the Dardenelles. At Gallipoli he was severely wounded in the left leg and lower abdomen, sometime between 7 and 9 August 1915 - during the same action that one of his old school masters (Corporal Kennedy) was wounded. Admitted to to the 15th General Hospital 13 August, Frederick had his left leg amputated. Unfortunately he eventually succumbed to his wounds almost three months later.
Two of his brothers also served and fell. George Sprott (8/1641) was killed in action on 8 October 1918. Percy George Sprott (8/1642), who also embarked with the Third Reinforcements, died only months before Frederick on 9 August 1915.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database; NZ Defence Forse Personnel records; SCRoll web submission by Z Matheson, 17 June 2019
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