Private Frederick Tremlett’s diary mentions O’Meara

It was a great privilege the other day to read through the pages of the diary kept by the 16th Battalion’s Private Frederick Tremlett during his First World War Service. The diary came to light when an elderly relative of Tremlett passed away recently.

Frederick Tremlett was a scout and worked closely with Martin O’Meara VC, Australia’s only Irish-born Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War.

Tremlett mentions O’Meara in the diary a couple of times.

Of most interest is the entry of 11 August 1918 in which Tremlett, O’Meara and another soldier bury a soldier called Morgan.

Private Arthur Morgan of the 16th Battalion scouts was killed in action on the afternoon of 8 August 1918, as told in my biography of O’Meara. Morgan was originally buried at Morcourt  by his mates but was reinterred at the Heath War Cemetery after the war.

Arthur Morgan had been awarded the Military Medal earlier in 1918.