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Frank Alexander JARRETT

Regimental number2623
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInsurance agent
Addressc/o AMP Society, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.25
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, A J Jarrett, Bella Vista Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Field Artillery, 2 years in the Infantry, New Zealand: left the district.
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Discharge date12 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Transferred to and joined 3rd Brigade Ammunition Column, Gallipoli, 21 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Appointed Temporary Bombardier, 4 March 1916.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 1 May 1916; rank confirmed same day.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 10 June 1916.

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery Headquarters, 7 February 1917.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 13 May 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 19 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 31, 9 October 1917, and admitted to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 10 October 1917; tramsferred to England, 16 October 1917, and admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 17 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 January 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 7 January 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 18 April 1918.

Marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 3 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 May 1918; rejoined 110th Battery, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 18 May 1918.

Proceeded to England on attachment to RBAA, Hetesbury, 31 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Hacking', 3 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 January 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 12 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JARRETT Frank Alexander

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