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Frank ELLIS

Regimental number7390
Place of birthGuildford, Surrey, England
SchoolReigate Grammar School, Reigate, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWell sinker
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34.8
Height5' 9.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss E G Ellis, 109 Lawrence Hill, Bristol, England
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in 5th Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, Territorial Force, England; time expired. Previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of defective eyesight.
Enlistment date30 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 May 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Ormonde on 13 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 September 1918
Place of death or woundingnr Vermand, France
Age at death34
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 13 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.

Embarked Port Tewfik, 30 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918.

Taken on strength, 51st Bn Details, Codford, 4 June 1918.

Admitted to Brigade Clearing Hospital, 7 July 1918 (influenza); marched into 12th Training Bn from hospital, 12 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1918; taken on strength, 51st Bn, in the field, 20 August 1918.

Killed in action, 15 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS Frank

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