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Frank Albert HUTCHINGS

Regimental number3072
Date of birth16 September 1894
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolBurwood Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical student
AddressAshfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Hutchings, 'Granmetre', Orpington Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF33
Promotion date: 13 August 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF33
Promotion date: 8 February 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He led his platoon against the enemy at a critical moment, and checked their advance. Though wounded, he remained with them, and in the afternoon again led them forward with the cavalry and caused the enemy to withdraw. He displayed fine courage and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Service in France, wounded at Villers Bretonneux 4 April 1918. Recovered, wounded at second time and gassed at Bray, August 1918. Recovered and returned to duty and was also in action at Peronne and Mont St Quentin.
Date of death12 January 1987
Age at death90
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales (14 January 1987)

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