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Frank Vivian SEARLE

Regimental number391
Place of birthWestbury, Tasmania
SchoolWestbury State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMrs G Searle, Westbury, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Searle, Westbury, Tasmania
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. II), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth SEARLE, Westbury, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1240 Sergeant Edward George SEARLE MM, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1918; 2954 Pte Ray SEARLE, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 23 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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