SPROTT, Frederick Charles
(Service number 8/1641)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 9 December 1894 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/- Mrs J Bruce, Momona, Otago
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Robert Sprott (father) Momona, Allanton, Otago
Religion Presb
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 3rd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 14 February 1915
Transport HMNZT 17, 18, 19, Maunganui, Tahiti Aparima
Embarked From Wellington Destination unknown
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Battalion

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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