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Frank Alexander BUTTERWORTH

Regimental number1249
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
SchoolDistrict School, Hay, New South Wales
AddressPine Street, Hay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G Butterworth, Pine Street, Hay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a commissioned officer in the Citizen Military Forces, Hay (?), NSW.
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 28 August 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAire Communal Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jane BUTTERWORTH, Pine Street, Hay, New South Wales

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. under heavy fire worked hard in carrying munitions and stores to every position, and later, though severely wounded in the head assisted an Officer to reorganise the men after withdrawal from enemy trenches.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2126 Corporal Rupert Godfrey BUTTERWORTH, 56th Bn, killed in action, Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 26 September 1917.

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