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Victor Frayne ROSEWARNE

Regimental number362
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
AddressArthur Street, Payneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Rosewarne, Arthur Street, Payneham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave No. 5), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Martha ROSEWARNE, Arthur Street, Payneham, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916; proceeded to England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 November 1916.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 January 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 January 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 February 1917 (scabies); to Divisional Rest Station, 3 February 1917; to Casualty Clearing Station, 13 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 February 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917, and remained at duty.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 20 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 25, 22 October 1917, and admitted to 1st South African General Hospital; transferred to England, 1 November 1917, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 2 November 1917 (gun shot wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 23 November 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 7 December 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge deverill, 20 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 January 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 January 1918.

Found guilty, 21 February 1918, of absenting himself from 4.40 pm parade, 18 February: reverted to the ranks.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 April 1918 (trench fever); transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing station, 2 May 1918; to Ambulance Train No 14, 2 May 1918, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers; discharged to Intermediate Base Depot, Havre, 1 June 1918; rejioined Bn, in the field, 13 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROSEWARNE Victor Frayne

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