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Frank Cecil GRACE

Regimental number6256
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKiama, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A.L. Grace, Kiama, New South Wales
Previous military service37th Infantry (6 years)
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Place of enlistmentKiama, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row E, Grave No. I), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 October 1916.

Found guilty, Wareham, 1 November 1916, of (1) being absent without leave on 1 November 1916; (2) being late for parade: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeits 1 days' pay.

Marched out of No 2 Command Depot, Wool, 17 November 1916, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Admitted to Group Hospital, 27 December 1916 (cough); marched in 4th Training Bn, 7 January 1917.

Found guilty, 13 March 1917, of being absent from the Isolation Hut: awarded 6 days' extra fatigue.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 23 March 1917; taken on strength of 13th Bn, 24 March 1917.

Found guilty, 28 May 1917, of being absent from Tattoo at 2100 hours, until 2200 hours, 25 May 1917: forfeits 1 days' pay.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 May 1917 (inflammation of connective tissues in left heel); transferred to No 76 Field Ambulance, 30 May 1917; discharged, 2 June 1917, and rejoined 13th Bn the same day.

Found guilty, 27 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 0845 hours, 24 June 1917, until 1000 hours, 25 June 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 31 days' pay.

Wounded in action, 22 October 1917, and admitted to No 13 Canadian Field Ambulance the same day (gassed, mustard); transferred to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 October 1917; to No 32 Ambulance Train, 24 October 1917; to St John's Hospital, 25 October 1917; to England, 28 October 1917; to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 28 October 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 December 1917.

Found guilty, date not stated, of being absent without leave from 0845 hours, 24 December 1917, until 0845 hours, 26 December 1917: award, admonished.

Discharged from No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital to furlough, 29 December 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 14 January 1918, and classified 'A3'.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 15 January 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 21 January 1917 (venereal disease); discharged, 4 February 1918, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days.

Marched out of Convalescent Training Depot, 12 March 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 March 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 15 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 10 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 10 April 1918; rejoined 13th Bn, 17 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRACE Frank Cecil

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