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Frank Arthur WORBOYS

Regimental number4864
Place of birthPenrith New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCommercial traveller
Addressc/o G Crossman, Tavistock Newington Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Worboys, Fairlock Newington Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'On 25th September 1917, in Battle of POLYGON WOOD, he displayed conspicuous gallantry in rendering first aid to the wounded. he continually moved along the trench, which was partially blown in, and in doing so left himself exposed to heavy shell fire. he displayed a total disregard of his own life and through his courage the lives of many were saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

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