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Frank READ

Regimental number6155
Date of birth8 August 1888
Place of birthAndover, Hampshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
AddressDenmark, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Belmont Read, Robertswood, Denmark, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name4th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 8 December 1916
Place of death or woundingHeilly, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 4), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles READ and Fanny SHIPTON; husband of Florence READ, Denmark, Western Australia. Native of Andover, Hants, England
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 27 February 1916. Taken on strength, 4th Field Company Engineers, Tel-el-Kebir, 18 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 27 August 1916 (myalgia); discharged to unit, 30 August 1916; rejoined unit, 31 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 6 December 1916 (multiple gun shot wounds); died of wounds, 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 December 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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