Frank Oliver LOADER

Regimental number2064
Place of birthPayneham, South Australia
SchoolEast Adelaide Public School, South Australia
AddressWilliam Lane, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Timothy Jacob Loader, Thomas Lane, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Timothy and Hannah LOADER, 30 Morris Street, St Peters, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1375 Pte Clifford Roy LOADER, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 22 December 1919; 41 Pte Percival Harold LOADER, 8th Field Company Engineers, died of wounds, 20 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Prisoner of War German list dated 4 November 1916 received by Wounded and Missing Inquiry Bureau.

File (p. 4) bears notation: 'Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16.'

German report, 2 August 1916: 'austr. Sold. Loader, F.O.32.A.I.F. Nr. 2064 am 19.7 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Note on Red Cross File No 1620201: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Note on file: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to Next of kin 20-6-17.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOADER Frank Oliver
Red Cross file 1620201