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Regimental number3131
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Address258 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.5"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A A Williams, 77 Jersey Road, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 63), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur William and H. Maud May WILLIAMS; husband of Amy E. WILLIAMS, 77 Jersey Road, Woollahra, New South Wales. Native of Christchurch, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 28 June 1916 (shell wound, right foot); admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 June 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station, 30 June 1916; to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 25 July 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 7 August 1916.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 18 August 1916 (gun shot wound, face and right arm); admitted to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 20 August 1916; discharged to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 1 September 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 5 October 1916.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 28 September 1916.

On Command at 2nd Army School of Instruction, 15 October 1916; rejoined unit, 19 November 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 10 December 1916.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 10 January 1917: pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of drunkenness, 22 December 1916: found Guilty, reduced to the rank of Corporal.

On Command at School of Musketry, 27 March 1917; rejoined unit, 20 April 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 8 May 1917.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 22 May 1917.

On Command at Divisional Wing Corps School, 17 June 1917; rejoined unit, 19 July 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 9 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 22 August 1917.

Proceeded to England on duty with 1st Training Bn, 29 September 1917; marched into 1st Training Bn, Durrington, 2 October 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 24 November 1917.

On Command at Musketry School, Tidworth, 5 December 1917; qualified '1st Class with a fair working knowledge of Lewis Gun at the 16th Rifle Course held at School of Musketry Tidworth from 6th Dec 1917 to 8th Jan 1918'.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 10 July 1918 (gun shot wound, abdomen, penetrating), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds received in action, 10 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIAMS Frank Hill

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