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Frank Barrier GENTLE

Regimental number45
Date of birth1 January 1895
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolState School, Broken Hill
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine driver
Address15 Wolfram Street, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Geo. Gentle, 15 Wolfram Street, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military service12th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: "23 and 26 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Stated to be Frank Burrie Gentle on Nominal Roll.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War Service: Egypt, Western Front.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal.

Date of death29 March 1968
Age at death74
Place of burialCremated at Faulkner, Melbourne, Victoria

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