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Frank Spry LODGE

Regimental number512
Place of birthStawell Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStone cutter
AddressClark Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, James Lodge, Clark Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(Pozieres) Fearless example and devotion to duty, materially helping completion of a most useful work.'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

Military Cross

'Work near Mont St Quentin, especially at Halle on 31 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 12 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Medal

'On 4th/5th August, 1916, at POZIERES, walked in the open up and down his length of new communication trench to newly captured position directing and exhorting his men. His fearless example had excellent effect and materially helped completion of a most useful work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations incidental to the advance to east of Mont St. Quentin, notable in clearing and repairing roads. He made several valuable reconnaissances under heavy shell fire, and his splendid work in rapid bridging was of the greatest assistance to the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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