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Frank Pilkington BRETT

Regimental number38950
Place of birthHawksburn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressAcland Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frank Pilkington Brett, Bernard, Acland Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 18 months in the Melbourne University Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date7 May 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 33
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDischarged 4 April 1919
Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 27 December 1917.

Entrained Suez for Alexandria, 22 January 1918; embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 14 February 1918; embarked Cherbourg, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918, and marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 April 1918; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, in the field, 9 May 1918.

Detached to 4th Army Trench Mortar School, 20 July 1918; rejoined unit, 8 August 1918.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 February 1919 (sprained right ankle); transferred same day to 55th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 19, 3 March 1919, and admitted to 14th General Hospital, 4 March 1919; to England, 6 March 1919, and admitted to Military Hospital, Lewisham, 7 March 1919; discharged on furlough, 19 March 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 April 1919.

Discharged in London (demobilised), 4 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1976
Age at death79
Place of burialBermagui Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRETT Frank Pilkington

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