Sunday, December 4, 2016

Frederick William Creamer

Milton War MemorialSerial Number and Rank:  6238, Private
Parents:  John Creamer and Mariam Durreen
Enlisted:  30 July 1915. Occupation: Farmer Yatte Yattah
Service: 13th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement. RTA 5 April 1919
Marriage:  Kathleen Higgins 1920
Honour Rolls:  Milton Church of England
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Yatte Yattah Community

When Frederick William Creamer, who was born at Nowra enlisted into WW1 at the age of 21 years, he was working as a Farmer at Yatte Yattah. His enlisted in July 1915 at Milton, but his application was not process until December 1915, with his father of Yatte Yattah listed as his kin of kin.

After completing his war training at the main camp at Kiama, Frederick embarked for overseas duty aboard HMAT Euripides A14 from Sydney in September 1916 with the 20th reinforcement unit of the 13th Battalion. Frederick served in both England and France.

In May 1917 the times newspaper reported the “Fred” Creamer had been admitted to hospital, Birmingham, England, on 20th April, wounded. He was serving in in the war as stretcher bearer.

Frederick was again wounded in action in May 1918, and remained in England for convalescing. He returned to Australia in May 1919, after serving in the war for 3 years and 182 days he was discharged in June 1919 and Frederick named Woodstock Milton as he intended residence, he married local girl Kathleen Higgins in 1920.

Female Relative Badges were issued to the wife and/or mother (or nearest female relative) of those on active service overseas during the First and Second World Wars. Frederick mother Marion requested a replacement of her badge in 1939, after misplacing in a few years earlier.

Frederick’s name is list on the Milton Church of England (as William), Milton Ulladulla RSL Honour Roll, Milton Town Memorial and the Yatte Yattah Community Roll of Honour. The Creamer family have connections with the Walker, Higgins, Morris and Hapgood families.

 

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