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Regimental number3368
Place of birthDungog, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRocky Hill, Dungog, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Bignell, Rocky Hill, Dungog, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 14th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 November 1916
Place of enlistmentRutherford, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date24 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1068 Lance Corporal James Alfred BIGNELL, 34th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919; 111 Driver Archie Raymond BIGNELL, 7th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 7 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 24 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIGNELL Frank

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