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Frank Leslie DEWAR

Regimental number836
Date of birth15 November 1877
Place of birthNedlands, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressNapier Street, Nedlands Park, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 10.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Dewar, Napier Street, Nedlands Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Boer War, 4th Bn, Australian Commonwealth Horse (Western Australia); time expired.
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date18 July 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4099 Pte Charles McPhee DEWAR, 28th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria with Bn to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 2nd field Ambulance, 16 December 1915 (bruised hip); transferred to 3rd General Hospital, Lemnos; discharged to duty, 18 December 1916; rejoined unit, 20 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Driver remustered as Private on account of inefficiency, 29 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Admiied to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 May 1916 (piles); transferred to Ambulance Train, 30 May 1916, and admitted same day to No 1 Convalescent Depot; transferred to 25th General Hospital, Etaples, 2 June 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 2 June 1916; to 2nd division Base Depot, Etaples, 5 July 1916; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 7 July 1916; to 8th General Hospital, 8 July 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 29 August 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 58 days.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 7 November 1916; transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 November 1916 (rheumatism); to Ambulance Train No 9, 8 November 1916, and admitted same day to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen (myalgia: severe). Transferred to England, 14 november 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 15 November 1916; transferred to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 30 March 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; discharged, Perth, 18 July 1917 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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