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Robert Samuel FRANKHAM

Regimental number2605
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressTyalgum, Tweed River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Frankham, Tyalgum, Tween River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMurwillumbah, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Louisa FRANKHAM
Discharge date1 April 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 1 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 October 1924
Age at death32
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANKHAM Robert Samuel

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