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Frank WILLIS

Regimental number505
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address280 Abercrombie Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Willis, 280 Abercrombie Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Frederick
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty as N.C.O. in charge of the carrying party from Battalion Headquarters to the firing line during the operations forward of STRAZEELE from 12th to 23rd April, 1918. Though continuously under very heavy artillery and machine gun fire he never failed to deliver his loads; and on his return brought men of his party who were wounded to safety. His conduct throughout the operations was a splendid example to his men.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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