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Frank SHARP

Regimental number55
Date of birth--/04/1895
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMechanical engineer
Address70 Chin Chin Street, Islington, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Thomas Sharp, 70 Chin Chin Street, Islington, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 27 March 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 1 August 1916


Unit: 12 ABA FA

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'As forward observation officer during the attack on and capture of a village he maintained connection with battery headquarters with great skill and devotion to duty, in spite of heavy enemy shell fire. One of his party having been very severely woun ded, he dressed his wounds with much care under the heavy fire, and, having found and mended the break in the wire, which the man was repairing when wounded, he carried him to a place of comparative safety and then returned to his duty. He displayed throughout a disregard of his own safety worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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