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Frank SHEEHAN

Regimental number4210
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
Address23 Lyall Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Annie Monaghan, 23 Lyall Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.c. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma SHEEHAN. Native of North Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 57th Bn, 23 February 1916; taken on strength same day, Tel el Kebir.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916, and taken on strength, tel el Kebir.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Found guilty, 10 July 1916, of (1) being drunk; (2) being absent from parade: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2480102: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEEHAN Frank
Red Cross File No 2480102

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