(Service number 6/3323)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Sergt|
|Date||27 December 1894||Place of Birth||Duntroon, North Otago|
|Date||25 August 1915||Age||20 yrs 8 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||Kingsdown|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd Regiment South Canterbury|
|Next of Kin||Mr G. FRIDD (father), Russell Square, Timaru|
|Medical Information||To re-do|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||8th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Cant Regt|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||28 April 1920||Reason||No longer fit for War Service on account of wounds received in Action.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
8 Oct 1918 wounded; 10 Oct 1918 admitted to hospital.
|Date||2 March 1966||Age||71 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 126, Plot 13|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of George FRIDD, Russell Sq, Timaru [as at enlistment]. Albert and his brother Peter were named at the Kingsdown School's picnic and prize day in December, since they had enlisted from Kingsdown. Mr Craigie, M.P. referred to the Great War as "the most momentous war of all history" and noted that Kingsdown, in proportion to its population, had nobly done its share in sending men. When discharged in 1920, at Military Hospital, Timaru. Brother of John FRIDD, who was wounded, & Peter FRIDD, who was killed in action. At the Kingsdown School picnic in late December 1917, the Mayor read a list of names of those who had been educated at other schools but enlisted from Kingsdown, among them Albert Fridd, still on active service in France.
Cenotaph Database [04 September 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0042568) [05 September 2013]; TDC Headstone image [05 September 2013]; NZ BDM historical records; Newspaper, 12 Apr 1919 (PapersPast) [08 September 2013]; Google search [08 September 2013]; ancestry.co.au [08 September 2013]; family contacts. [See Bio]; Timaru Herald, 30 December 1915, 28 December 1917 (Papers Past) [11 July 2014; 11 September 2014]
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Currently Assigned to
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.
Tell us more
Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!