Private Frederick James Fyall was a 22 year old carpenter from Marsden Street, Parramatta. He lived with his mother Mrs F Fyall.

He enlisted on 11 July 1915 and embarked with his unit aboard the HMAT Ballarat A70 from Sydney on 6 September 1915. He was wounded in action in France, suffering a gunshot wound to the back, on 20 July 1916. He was admitted to a hospital in Calais on 21 July 1916. Due to his injuries, he embarked for England aboard the HS Brighton at Calais on 30 July 1916. He was sent to East Sussex Hospital, Hastings, for treatment of his injuries. He was discharged from hospital on 12 November 1916. He marched out to Verne Citadel Port from Wareham on 5 March 1917, before marching on to Weymouth from Wareham on 7 March 1917.

He returned to Australia aboard the HMAT Beltana on 2 June 1919.

Kimberley Russell, Volunteer Research Assistant, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2016