• Frederick Stewart Hope

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Birth

    Kempsey, NSW, Australia

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    • The Men of "A" Company, 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Saturday, 16 January 2021

    Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW), Wednesday 2 February 1916, page 4 Mr. Fred. Hope, son of Mr. F. S. Hope, of Toorooka, is at present in hospital in Egypt suffering from frost-bitten feet, the result of winter trench warfare on Gallipoli. Luckily he was tough enough to escape the fate of some of his fellows, who had to under-go amputation, and that of others who were frozen to death at their posts. Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW), Wednesday 22 March 1916, page 4 Pte. Fred. Hope, son of Mr. F. S. Hope, of Toorooka, is reported in hospital in Egypt with fever, and experiencing a rough time after being through the thick of the fighting in Gallipoli. Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW), Wednesday 3 May 1916, page 4 Word has been received that Private Fred. Hope, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Hope, of Toorooka, is being invalided home, and is expected to arrive at Melbourne on 9th instant. It will be remembered that this soldier was one of the gallant Australians who survived that awful winter vigil in the Gallipoli trenches when so many were frozen to death. Private Hope afterwards went down to rheumatic fever. Dalby Herald (Qld), Wednesday 17 May 1916, page 3 PERSONAL. Among a batch of invalided soldiers who arrived at Brisbane on Monday was Private F. S. Hope (Dalby), 2nd refts, 26th battalion. Dalby Herald (Qld), Saturday 27 May 1916, page 8 WELCOME HOME. A RETURNED HERO. On Thursday afternoon Private F. S. Hope, the first man from the town of Dalby to be invalided home, returned to Dalby. Private Hope has seen some rough times in the trenches and suffered severely from the rheumatic fever and frostbite, from the effects of which he is still evidently suffering. Private Hope was met at the railway station by a number of citizens, including the Mayor (Ald W. Palmer), Mr. W. J. Vowley, M.L.A, Ald A. Hunter, Mr. P. Garrow (re-presenting the M.U.I.O.O.F.), Mr. V. Drury (chairman Patriotic Committee), members of the Caledonian So-ciety, and others. An adjournment was made to the refreshment rooms, where the Mayor extended a very sincere welcome home to the returned soldier, and expressed the hope that he would have a speedy and permanent recovery. Private Hope, he said was one of a magnificent type of young men who had left good positions to fight for King and country, and who set a fine example for the "slackers", who yet remained behind. Mr W. J. Vowles also added words of appreciation of Private Hope's services, and gave him a very cheerful home welcome. Ald A .Hunter spoke on behalf of the Caledonian Society, and Messrs P .Garrow and V. Drury also added words of welcome. Private Hope made a brief and modest response, expressing his best thanks for the kind and unexpected welcome. Private Hope will remain in Dalby for about a fortnight. Dalby Herald (Qld), Wednesday 31 May 1916, page 3 LOYAL DALBY LODGE. WELCOME HOME TO BRO. F. S. HOPE. This lodge held a very enjoyable meeting in their, hall, New street, on Monday evening last. About 30 members attended, which included 9 lady members, and N.G. Bro. J. Brooks presided, assisted by vice Grand Bro. C. Brook, Past N. G. Bro. Robinson, E.S. Bro, Pinder, F. S., Bro. Reber, Warden Bro. P, Russell, Tyler Bro. W. Short. Pro. G.M. P. . Garrow, P.P;G.M W Fortescue, P-G. A. W, Whyte and P.G. Callaghan also assisted... N.G. Bro. Jas. Brook, in a neat speech, then welcomed Bro Fred Hope back from the trenches, where he was for six weeks, until invalided home. P.G.M. P, Garrow then presented Bro. F. Hope with a small token on behalf of the lodge, incidentally mentioning that 20 members of the Dalby lodge were now serving in the Expeditionary Forces, which was a far large percentage than any of the city lodges had shown. Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW), Wednesday 19 July 1916, page 4 Pte. Fred. Hope, unfit for further active service since the Gallipoli campaign, is now on the river visiting his people at Toorooka. Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW), Wednesday 26 July 1916, page 8 Civic Welcome to Soldiers. In the Victoria Theatre on Monday night an attendance of over eight hundred, with the fair sex predominating, assembled for the especial purpose of welcoming three returned Gallipoli heroes—Lieut. J. Druitt, Pte. Frank Hope, and Pte. Les. Reynolds. Mayor C. A. Lane occupied the chair, and also on the platform were Messrs. J. W. Anderson, Jno. Gilfillan, Inspector Harvey and Ptes. B. McPherson and Stan. Grace. Apologies were read from Dr. L. B. Lancaster, Revs. G. E. Johnson and Father Washington, Mr. T. Egan, and Mr. W. T. Dangar, this last-named gentleman enclosing cheque of two guineas for the local returned soldiers' fund In opening proceedings Mayor Lane said it was one of the proudest moments of his life to have the honor and privilege of welcoming these men who had responded to their country's call. They were "Boys of the Dardanelles" whose deeds had thrilled the whole world, and added a lustre to Australia's name that would glow so long as red British blood flowed. They had written across the pages of history five magic letters — Anzac — which would inspire generations to come with ideals of sacrifice for those rights and privileges their forebears had fought and bled for, and which could never, never, be wrested from the race. On behalf of Kempsey citizens he tendered them a hearty welcome home... At this stage the Mayoress, Mrs. C. A. Lane, came forward and pinned a medal on the coat of each of the three returned heroes. On the obverse of the gold disks is depicted a bugler with a battlefield in the background, the Australian flag aloft, and the names of the Allied countries encircling all; the reverse of the medals have yet to be suitably inscribed... Pte. F. Hope, in returning thanks, said he was proud to receive the hospitality of Kempsey people, and he would always cherish the token of their goodwill. He would spare them his experiences, but with regard to the evacuation of the peninsula, said that during the weeks preceding same long periods were allowed to pass without a single rifleshot being fired, and thus the Turks were deceived. Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW), Wednesday 2 August 1916, page 4 Toorooka Welcome. Saturday last about two hundred residents of Toorooka and district assembled at a picnic to welcome Mr. Fred. Stuart Hope home from his campaigning in Gallipoli, where he sustained such injuries to his health as to unfit him for further service. Rain marred the outing somewhat, but the company adjourned to the spacious factory buildings. Mr. Jas. Campbell, in the absence of Archdeacon Knox, was deputed to the chair and after the loyal toast had been honoured, he proposed the health of the guest. Mr. Jas. Brock supported the toast in an admirable speech forcibly picturing the feelings of parents with sons at the war. Shire Councillor O'Meara, on behalf of Toorooka residents, in neat speech presented Pte. Fred. Hope with a beautiful heavy gold medal with the British Flag and Southern Cross thereon, and inscribed on the reverse: "Presented to Pte. F. S. Hope, No. 1723, 26th Battalion, 7th Brigade, Queenslander, from his friends on the Upper Macleay, July, 1916." The returned soldier was also presented with a suit case, the gift being feelingly conveyed by Mr. Waters, of Rickey's Creek, whose son is fighting in France. Pte. Hope suitably responded. Mr. W. Lawrence proposed the health of the returned soldier's parents, and to this Mr. Francis Hope, sen., responded. Pte. Hope proposed the toast of 'The Ladies," and Mr. E. P. Noonan that of "The Boys at the Front," both being accorded an enthusiastic reception. Despite the rain the function was great success, mainly due to the efforts of Mr. A. T. McCarthy, hon. secretary, and Mr. Edwin Secomb, his efficient helper. Dalby Herald (Qld), Saturday 5 August 1916, page 7 PERSONAL. Mr W. J. Vowles is in receipt of a letter from Mr F. S. Hope, who has recently been discharged from the A.I.F. as medically unfit, and who has been on a visit to his home in New South Wales. Mr Hope says he has had a good rest and is now making a good recovery. He also adds that he was accorded a civic reception at Kempsey, at which about 800 people were present.