Title: Fred – An Australian Hero

Author: Sekuless, Peter

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1981

ISBN: 00702216461

Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 174 pages

Comments: This book is fascinating account about Frederick March GC, an Australian soldier who served with the Divisional Signal Squadron, Anzac Mounted Divisional Headquarters during World War 1.

He enlisted on 6 September 1915 at Goulburn NSW and was discharged in Egypt at his own request on 6 August 1919. He was promoted to Sergeant for motor cycle duties on 1 April 1917. He won a number of medals for motorcycling with the Cairo Motor Cycle and Light Car Club between 1926 and 1927. He joined the Civil Service in the Sudan and was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal in trying to save the local Governor from an assassination attempt.

He was awarded the Emprie Gallantry Medal late exchanged in 1940 for the George Cross thus becoming the first Australian to be awarded the George Cross.