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Anton Emanuell FRISK

Regimental number761
Place of birthMathildedah, Finland
AddressPrince of Wales Hotel, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, Maine Emanuel Frisk, Thathildedal, Pernion, Pitaga, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916. Detached to 9th Field Company Engineers, 19 January 1917; rejoined 34th Bn, 28 February 1917. Detached to 2nd Tunnelling Company, 16 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 2 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (shrapnel wound, right shoulder, right chest, left leg); admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 8 June 1917; transferred to England, 13 June 1917, and admitted same day to Temporary Hospital, Exeter. Granted furlough, 10-24 July 1917, to report to No. 3 Command Depot. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1917; rejoined 34th Bn, 26 August 1917.

Admitted to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 October 1917 (piles); transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 October 1917; to England, 26 October 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 27 October 1917 (piles: severe); discharged, 28 November 1917, to report to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 November 1917. Marched out to No. 4 Command Depot, 18 December 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, 6 April 1918. Proceeded overseas to Fraqnce, 1 May 1918; rejoined Bn, 8 August 1918.

Detached to Divisional School, 1 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 9 July 1918. Detached to 4th Army Rest Camp, 26 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 11 August 1918.

Accidentally injured, 19 August 1918 (building a dugout with Lt F.F. Hebbard, Hebbard's pick struck Frisk on the left hand and inflicted a moderate injury on the second finger); admitted to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, 21 August 1918; transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, 25 August 1918; rejoined unit, 10 October 1918.

On leave to Scandinavia, 1 April 1919; proceeded to United Kingdom, 6 April 1919. Married Edith Annie SAUNDERS at St John's Presbyterian Church, High Road, Tottenham, 8 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Lincoln', 24 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 September 1919; discharged, 14 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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