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Frank AKERS

Regimental number1
Place of birthNottingham, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFireman
AddressPenhurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 11"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Ann Akers, Connelly Street, Penhurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery; time expired.
Enlistment date18 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit nameSection 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Light Railway Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date11 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917.

To hospital, 25 September 1917 (dental); rejoined unit from hospital, 27 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 Auguast 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 August 1918.

Detached to ROD, Outreau, 1 January 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 March 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 23 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 7 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 1 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 11 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AKERS Frank

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