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Robert George FRANKS

Regimental number26156
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolNorth Kalgoorlie State School
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationJunior clerk
Address341 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, G W Franks, 341 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military service37th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Artillery Cadets, Perth, WA
Enlistment date27 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 10, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDespatch runner
FateKilled in Action 16 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death20.7
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBlaneyt-Tronville Communal Cemetery (Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Washington and Emily Agnes FRANKS, Margaret Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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