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Frank Robert MORROW

Regimental number1642
Place of birthInglewood Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSteel moulder
Address90 Mitchell Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, Miss Elsie J Morrow, 90 Mitchell Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th October, 1917, East of YPRES, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action. The advance of portion of his Company was held up by Machine Gun fire from an enemy pill-box. Single-handed, he attacked the pill-box, threw a bomb into the entrance, and immediately it exploded, he rushed the position capturing the enemy garrison of 15 men. His determined action was the means of enabling the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 September 1968

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