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Frank Maidment TREGILGAS

Regimental number195
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolMaitland Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPlumber
AddressWillunga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elsie Sophia Tregilgas, Willunga, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death19.2
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 49), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph S. and Elsie Sophia TREGILGAS, Willunga, South Australia. Cemetery details show Killed in Action 1 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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