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Regimental number1229
Place of birthBedford, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressInnisfail, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Robert Lee, Olimpia Boarding House, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceTwo years Imperial Light Horse.
Enlistment date5 April 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 5 April 1915, joined 2nd LH Regt 29 December 1915.
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death45
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 37), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 29 December 1915.

Proceeded to Wardan, 14 January 1916.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 14 May 1916; transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 14 May 1916 (fever); discharged to duty, 30 May 1916; rejoined unit, 30 May 1916.

Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917.

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

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