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Frank Fulton HALE

Regimental number2282
Place of birthMaldon, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSpring Road, Maldon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.75"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edwin John Hale, Spring Road, Maldon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date13 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 8 June 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance Recovery Station, Musaid, 4 March 1917 (valvular disease of the heart); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, El Arish, 10 March 1917 (debility); to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 13 March 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 16 March 1917 (anaemia); to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 30 March 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 10 April 1917 (tonsilitis); to British Red Cross Convalescent Depot, Montazah, 28 April 1917; discharged to Moascar, 9 May 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 9 May 1917.

Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Marakeb, 22 May 1917.

Admitted to Port Said Rest Camp, 19 January 1918; rejoined regiment, Belah, 2 February 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1 June 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 June 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, 4 June 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 6 June 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, 7 June 1918; to Port Said Rest Camp, 10 July 1918; discharged to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 24 July 1918.

Rejoined 8th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 31 July 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 21 October 1918 (malaria); transferred to HS 'Dunluce Castle, Beirut, 9 November 1918; disembarked Alexandria, 11 November 1918, and admitted to 21st General Hospital; transferred to British Red Cross Convalescent Camp, Montazah, 13 November 1918; discharged, 27 November 1918; marched in to Dersert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 30 November 1918; marched in to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 12 December 1918.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 6 June 1919 (colitis); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 24 June 1919 (dysentery).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 13 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 January 1964
Age at death67
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALE Frank Fulton

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