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Frank Rupert FELL

Regimental number585
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolNorth Williamstown State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastrycook
AddressCockatoo Creek, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred W Fell, Cockatoo Creek, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 3 months in Senior Cadets, Footscray; 12 months in 56th Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Footscray; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialDochy Farm New British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
128
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred William and Frances Eliza FELL, Cockatoo, Victoria. Native of Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FELL Frank Rupert

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