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Frank ANSET

Regimental number91
Place of birthSandhurst, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMarong via Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinIsabella Hamilton, Marong via Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date15 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 9th August 1918. This N.C.O. was attached to 58th Battalion headquarters for duty as Despatch Rider and Mounted Scout. He carried out very important reconnaissances of the enemy's positions and brought back very valuable information which enabled dispositions to be made to get the infantry line forward. At times when signal communications failed he galloped forward to companies in the front line of the attack carrying messages from Battalion headquarters. His work throughout the operations was of the highest standard and is worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 January 1973
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery

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