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Frank Grey BARTRUM

Regimental number5777
Place of birthCaltowie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCaltowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.2
Height5' 9.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bartrum, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date12 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; joined 10th Bn, in the field, 21 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 21 March 1917 (heel abrasion); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 March 1917; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 2 April 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 9 April 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 13 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 April 1917.

On leave to Paris, 16 October 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 23 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 20 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 21 March 1918 (gun shot wound, left axilla and chest), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 19, 22 March 1919, and admitted to 54th General Hospital, 24 March 1918; transferred to England, 28 March 1918, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Edmonton, 30 March 1918 (wounds: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 1 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 30 July 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, 13 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 26 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 12 June 1919.

War service: 3 years 57 days (of which 2 years 227 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARTRUM Frank Grey

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