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Frank OPIE

Regimental number10142
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
OccupationDraper's assistant
AddressBallarat, East Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, E Opie, 7 Corbett Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery as a bearer near Noreuil when he carried on under fire although wounded in the foot.'
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918

Military Medal

'On May 4th 1917 Private OPIE had already been on continuous bearer duty for 24 hours in front of NOREUIL under heavy enemy shell fire, he injured his foot. In spite of this he carried on for a further 12 hours and showed a fine example of determination, coolness, and steadiness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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