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Sommerfeld, Frederick James    Create Anzac Certificate
Place of Birth: Maryborough, QLD, Australia

Service Number: 3859

Place of Enlistment: Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Next of Kin: Sommerfeld, Frederick (father)



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To My Great Uncle
Submitted by: Kylie Sommerfeld

Although I did not know about you until only recently, I have spent the past 12 months reading your service records and letters and talking to my dad about you.  What happened to you when you were buried alive during the grenade attack would have been truly terrifying and unfortunately it was an event that you found hard to live with for the remainder of your life.  On your return to Sydney I felt sad to learn that you did not contact your family again in Queensland, choosing a new life as you were ashamed of what had happened to you.  I know that your brother, my grandfather, travelled down to try to find you but failed.  I feel sorry that you were both unable to communicate after returning from the war.  Today I laid a wreath to remember both you and your brother, my grandfather. 

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