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Frank SAFFIN

Regimental number6388
Place of birthDevonshire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlenthompson, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Caroline Saffin, 401 Eyre and Reglan Streets, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date27 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the attack on Montbrehain, on 5 October, 1918, he acted as signalling corporal to his company, and showed conspicuous gallantry. Under very heavy fire he carried an important message. On his return to the line he established a lamp and transmitted to Battalion Headquarters several important messages. Later, he assumed command of the platoon, and showed able leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Date of death11 March 1958
Place of burialGeelong West Cemetery

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