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Frank Vivian PEARSE

Regimental number1186
Place of birthFlemington, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter carrier and saddler
AddressCentral Bankstown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Pearse, 8 Warwick Street, Flemington, Victoria
Previous military serviceWas a member of the Essendon and Flemington Rifle Clubs.
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date10 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, 23 June 1916 (influenza); rejoined unit, 15 August 1916.

Detached for band duty to 5th Divisional Headquarters, 10 September 1916; detached to 8th Brigade Headquarters, 1 June 1917.

On leave to England, 13 February 1918; admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 28 February 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 30 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Main', 23 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 15 October 1919; discharged, 10 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal


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