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Douglas Cecil FRANKCOMBE

Regimental number1850
Place of birthLongford Tasmania
AddressSheffield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Miss Aldyth Frankcombe, Paradise, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. This man, unflinchingly faced all dangers involved in the capture of four enemy strong-points. He led his Section against these pill-boxes with great Gallantry and determination and was mainly instrumental in overcoming enemy opposition in this Area.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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