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Frank TAPNER

Regimental number946
Place of birthMaria Island, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressSpring Bay, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5'6.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Tapner, Spring Bay, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Discharge date24 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 945 Pte William TAPNER, 40th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 25 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 February 1919, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (wounded), Hobart, 24 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death30 June 1930
Age at death38
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: , TAPNER Frank

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