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Frank Reid TUBB

Regimental number8
Place of birthLongwood Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSt Helena, Longwood East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, Harry Tubb, St Helena, Longwood East, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name7th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 April 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry. He was in charge of a working party which was subjected to shell and shrapnel fire. A portion of the party was forced to withdraw, but he stuck to his work until dawn, and completed a considerable portion of it. Later he was twice wounded in the attack but continued to lead his men until he was wounded a third time.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 611 Sapper Alfred Charles TUBB, Anzac Signal Squadron, returned to Australia, 16 August 1916; Lt Arthur Oswald TUBB, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 October 1918; Major Frederick Harold TUBB VC, 7th Bn, died of wounds, 20 September 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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