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Frank Leslie LONSDALE

Place of birthPaddington, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCleveland Street Public School and Blackfriars Training College, New South Wales
Other trainingTeacher in Public Schools.
ReligionChurch of England
Address20 Charles Street, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height6' 0.5"
Weight210 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frank Edwin Lonsdale, 20 Charles Street, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military servicePrior to enlisting held a commission in the Citizen Military Forces as Lieutenant in 31st Infantry.
Enlistment date4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was adjutant at Liverpool Camp, NSW, and adjutant of the 17th Bn prior to embarking.
FateDied of wounds 28 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot B, Row XVII, Grave No. C), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Fanny LONSDALE, 20 Charles Street, Enmore, New South Wales. Commemorated in Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis
Family/military connectionsBrother: 758 Pte Lionel Marcellus LONSDALE DCM, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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