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Frank Harold Ainslie CONGDON

Regimental number401
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressIrvine Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Congdon, Irvine Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel CONGDON and Jane AINSLIE
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 January 1943
Age at death61
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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