Frederick Roy ARDERN

Regimental number12/299
Date of birth11 December 1894
Place of birthThames
ReligionNo religion
Address3 Union Street, Waihi
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Albert Louis Ardern, Union Street, Waihi
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets and in Defence Cadets, Waihi.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTwelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Brother: Albert Lewis Ardern, corner of Tauranga Road and Union Street, Waihi, Thames
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Reported missing, 8 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, 16 January 1916, concluded: 'Now reported believed dead.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22271534

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