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Frank Benno ZOBEL

Regimental number57037
Date of birth10/15/1898
Place of birthWilmington, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBiddon via Gilgandra, New South Wales
Age at embarkation25.2
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Louisa Zobel, Biddon via Gilgandra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1918
Place of enlistmentGilgandra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentTrooper
Unit name3rd General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (New South Wales)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 10 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 15 March 1919
Discharge date13 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Embarked Sydney, 10 June 1918, as Trooper, 3rd General Service Reinforcements (Egypt), New South Wales; disembarked Suez, 17 July 1918, and marched into Central Training Depot, Moascar.

Marched out to Engineers Training Unit, 2 September 1918, and allotted to Engineers.

Taken on strength, 2nd Field Squadron Engineers, in the field, 7 September 1918.

Embarked Beirut on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 26 October 1918; disembarked Alexandria, 28 October 1918, and admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital (malaria); discharged, 21 January 1919, and granted 14 days' leave.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, from leave, 3 February 1919 (debility).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Euripides', 15 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 20 April 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 13 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ZOBEL Frank Benno

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