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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Acting Corporal Frederick John Larter, 1915.  Courtesy of N. Grassham along

with H. Deyssing, J. Newton & C. Young.


Larter F J    Driver    2496    Frederick John                2 FCE    34    Carpenter    Single    C of E       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Normanby St, 10   

Next of Kin:    Larter, Rose Elizabeth, Mrs, mother, 10 Normanby St, Moonee Ponds   

Enlisted:    12 Aug 1915       

Embarked:     RMS Mooltan 11 Dec 1915 (Sydney)   


Relatives on Active Service:

Larter H Pte 925 brother


Date of death:  27/11/1918

CWGC: "Son of John William and Rosa Elizabeth Larter, of Wave St., Hampton, Victoria.

Native of Geelong, Victoria, Australia".



Embarked as Acting Corporal, but reverted to Driver in Europe.


Australian Red Cross Missing and Wounded Enquiries Bureau Correspondence


Re Pte Larter 2496, 2nd Aust Fld Coy Engrs.  He was admitted to hospital 22.11.18 and developed pneumonia (Broncho).  He was seriously ill and was not in a state to send or give normal messages.  He became delirious towards the end but died peacefully and quietly.  I fear I cannot send a personal message from him to his friends and I trust they will understand the circumstances.  We did everything possible for the lad, and he had every care and attention that was necessary.  He was buried in the cemetery near here, and the funeral took place from the Hospital.  His personal belongings were sent to DAG Base, France (information already given) to be claimed by Relations.

Letter from R G Lowe (Matron)
3rd Stationary Hospital
France 11.1.19.



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register



Family Notices. (1918, December 14). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), p. 65. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140215631


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