John Denis Fryer, certificate of Commission as Lieutenant, Defence Force of the Commonwealth, 1 Jul 1920

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Creator Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923
Title John Denis Fryer, certificate of Commission as Lieutenant, Defence Force of the Commonwealth, 1 Jul 1920
Open Access Status Other
Date 1920-07-01
Year available 2015
Series John Denis Fryer Collection, UQFL23
Type text/tiff
Original Format Certificate; 34 x 23 cm.
Source John Denis Fryer Collection, UQFL23, Box 2, Folder 4, item 4
Language eng
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Abstract/Summary John Denis (Jack) Fryer was born in 1895 at Springsure, Queensland, son of Charles George Fryer and his wife Rosina, née Richards. Charles and Rosina had seven children: Elizabeth Stuart (later Gilmour), William Thomas, Charles George, Henry Hardy, John Denis, Richard Alexander James and Walter Ponsonby. Jack won a scholarship to the University of Queensland and commenced study in 1915. By the end of first term, Jack decided to volunteer for military service in the first Australian Imperial Force. He was commissioned in 1916 and went to France where he was gassed in early 1917. After hospitalisation in England, Jack returned to France for the final push to Amiens, in August 1918. There he was again wounded, by a stick bomb. After the war he re-enrolled at the University of Queensland for the first term of 1920 to complete his English honours examinations. His health failed in 1922 and he died in February 1923. In 1926, as a memorial to their former member and vice-president, members of the University Dramatic Society donated £10 to establish a collection of works in Australian literature. The Fryer collection was maintained in the English Department until the 1950s when it became part of the University of Queensland Library.
Keyword World War, 1914-1918
Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923 -- Archives
Fryer Library
Massy-Greene, Sir Walter (1874–1952)
Forster, Sir Henry William (1866–1936)
Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921)
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159.255525,-9.219822 112.921454,-9.219822 112.921454,-54.777218 159.255525,-54.777218 159.255525,-9.219822

Acknowledgements This project supported by the Queensland State Government.
Additional Notes Printed paper certificate confirming the commission of John Denis Fryer as Lieutenant, Defence Force of the Commonwealth, 1 January 1920. The certificate is dated 14 March 1922; the appointment was recorded in the 'Register of Patents', no. 28, page 500, on 24 April 1924. The certificate is authorized by the Governor-General, Henry William, Baron Forster and signed by His Excellency's Command, Walter Massey-Greene.

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