Wallwork fighting a war at 16

FREDERICK Henry Wallwork put his age as 18 years and four months when he enlisted for war on July 14, 1916.

A clerk living in White Gum Valley, everything on Frederick�s enlistment form was correct, except for his age. He was only 16.

He left Fremantle on November 9, 1916, a private in the 51st Infantry Battalion reinforcements aboard the HMAT Argyllshire.

Not much is known about Frederick�s service in the war, but it is known he stayed with the 51st for the majority of the war before moving to the 4th Machine Gun Battalion.

He was with the 4th MGB when he was killed in action on April 25, 1918.

He is buried at the Adelaide Cemetery in Picardie, France.

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