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Frank Alyn SEWELL

Regimental number31626
Place of birthCaulfield Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
Address'Cradley'. Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Sewell, 'Cradley', Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria
Previous military service53rd Infantry
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name23rd Howitzer Brigade, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Fatenig No details enetered on Nominal
Medals

DFC

'Lieutenant Sewell has proved himself a cool and courageous Officer on many occasions. He has destroyed three enemy machines. On the 11th August, he rendered conspicuous service; flying for two hours under 200 feet altitude he established the locality of our line by actual recognition of our troops, bringing back a most valuable report. During the whole time he was subjected to heavy hostile machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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