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Frank Moritz MICHAELIS

Regimental number31586
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
Place of birthSt. Kilda, Victoria
SchoolWesley College, Melbourne, Victoria; Harrow School, London, England
ReligionJewish
OccupationFarmer
Address19 Robe Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs K L Michaelis, c/o F D Michaelis, 382 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 11th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces, 1912.
Enlistment date23 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was the youngest boy to enter Harrow School, England, of which he became head of the Headmaster's House, the last report from the Headmaster containing the following words: 'His last year has been a great success. He has triumphed over difficulties and shown both tact and strength. It is difficult to estimate what the House owes to him. He has shewn himself loyal, true-hearted and modest.' (details from wife)
FateDied of disease 14 May 1917
Place of death or woundingTidworth Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialWillesden Jewish Cemetery (No 27, Jewish Block J, Row F), Middlesex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Esther MICHAELIS; husband of Kathleen MICHAELIS, 382 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lt Dalbert Isaac HALLENSTEIN, 5th Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, 2 September 1918; Brother: Lt Archie MICHAELIS, HAC, RFA; Cousin: Lt Roy MICHAELIS, RFA.

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