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Frank PITCHER

Regimental number1318
Place of birthEnfield, Middlesex, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFaller
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, J F Pitcher, 110 Sheldon Road, Edmonton, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date27 February 1919
Other details

War service: proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 12 April 1915. Appointed Temporary Corporal Pack Store Keeper, Mudros, 7 October 1915; Corporal, Moascar, 7 December 1915; Temporary Sergeant Steward, 1 January 1916; reverted to Corporal, 11 January 1916. Disembarked Alexandria, 18 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 12th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 29 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 11 June 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 11 November 1916.

Awarded Military Medal.

On leave to United Kingdom, 28 November 1917; rejoined unit, 15 December 1917.

Embarked Taranto, Italy, 8 October 1918, for leave in Australia; embarked on 'Port Darwin' from Suez, 15 November 1918; disembarked Sydney, 26 December 1918; discharged, 27 February 1919.

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

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