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Michael Joseph FRAWLEY

Regimental number1341
Place of birthStanthorpe, Queensland
Place of birthStanhope, Queensland
SchoolConvent School, Stanthorpe, Qld (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o J. Frawley, McLeod Street, Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinBrother, John Frawley, McLeod Street, Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 December 1914
Place of enlistmentClermont, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of disease 24 October 1918
Place of death or woundingSierra Leone
Age at death41
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery (Row IV, Grave No. 183), West Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and ELlne FRAWLEY
Family/military connectionsNephew: Percy Kilcoy Smith, 49th Bn, killed.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 9th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, ex-Mudros, 4 January 1916.

Transferred to 49th Bn, Rabeita, 25 Febraury 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 13th Machine Gun Company, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Appointed Driver, 20 April 1916.

On leave to Paris, 31 December 1917; rejoined unit, 10 January 1918.

Proceeded to England, 2 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; disembarked from HT 'Orontes', Sydney, 12 May 1918, and proceeded to Queensland for furlough.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRAWLEY Michael Joseph

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