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Frank Pogson BETHUNE

Date of birth8 April 1877
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLindisfarne, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Bethune, Lindisfarne, Tasmania
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name12th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous fearlessness and coolness and initiative in leadership near Le Barque, 24-27 February 1917.'
Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out several daring reconnaissances, and obtained most valuable information. Later, he fought his machine guns with great gallantry, and set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 December 1942
Age at death65
Place of burialSt John the Baptist Anglican Churchyard, Ouse, Tasmania

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