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Frank GAEN

Regimental number507
Place of birthDorsetshire, England
ReligionProtestant
OccupationCarpenter
Addressc/o Mrs D B Peter, Sherlock, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, J T Gaen, Theodore Road, Port Talbot, Galm., Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date7 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from England on board Ht 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, abdomen), Adelaide, 7 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAEN Frank

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