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Frank Fuller BARNARD

Regimental number2054
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressWittenoom Street, Bunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Frank Fuller Barnard, Wittenoom Street, Bunbury, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on the ridge east of HAMEL, Private BARNARD was in charge of a bombing Section. On reaching the final objective he immediately cleared several dugouts, killing many and capturing 12 of the enemy. During the taking of these dugouts he succeeded in capturing two machine guns which he immediately mounted and used for the defence of the newly consolidated line. By his coolness and utter disregard of enemy shell fire he set an excellent example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3713 Pte Charles Frederick BARNARD, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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