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Regimental number2313
Place of birthBallarat East, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers Catholic School, Ballarat East, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWarrenheip PO, Warrenheip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Franks, Warrenheip PO, Warrenheip, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialStrand Miliary Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 8), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie FRANKS, 18 Rodier Street, Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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