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Frank Leslie LONSDALE

Place of birthPaddington, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCleveland St Public School and Blackfriars Training College, New South Wales
Other trainingTeacher in Public Schools.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address20 Charles Street, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Frank Edwin Lonsdale, 20 Charles Street, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military servicePrior to enlisting held a commission in the Commonwealth Citizen Military Forces as Lieutenant in 31st Infantry.
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
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 Battalion 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), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Fanny LONSDALE, 20 charles Street, Enmore, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother to Pte L M Lonsdale DCM.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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