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Frank Burdett SCOUGALL

Regimental number79
Date of birth22 August 1894
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
SchoolGympie Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTraveller
AddressDuninald, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.25"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Seaton Dun Scougall, Duninald, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Moreton Regiment.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 9th Battalion
Promotion date: 28 April 1915

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularResponded to the call of the Empire immediately war was declared and left by first Troopship leaving Brisbane Sept 24th 1914. He was at the landing at Gallipoli and wounded there.
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium

The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
57
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Seaton and Grace SCOUGALL, Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Maryborough, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousin served in AIF.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 2 March 1915.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 28 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 19 May 1915 (bullet wound, left hand); admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt, 28 May 1915.

Medical Board, 22 June 1915, investigated his claims of abdominal pains: found that 'after a further short period of treatment he should be equal to light duty in Egypt though not necessarily subsequently at the front'.

Placed on temporary Base Duty, 20 July 1915.

Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 29 August 1915; transferred to England on board HS 'Asturias', 15 September 1915.

Admitted to Monte Video Hospital, 10 April 1916 (venereal disease); discharged, 10 May 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, and marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 16 August 1916; rejoined 9th Bn, 18 August 1916.

Admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 4 December 1916 (laryngitis); transferred to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 12 December 1916; discharged to Base Details, 18 December 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 16 December 1916. Rejoined Bn, 23 December 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 17 March 1917 (mumps), and tranferred to Corps Mumps Station; discharged to duty, 6 April 1917.

On leave to England, 22 April 1917.

Killed in action, 20 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's second given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Deen.

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