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Frank Spencer Charles DAY

Regimental number5418
Date of birth2 February 1894
Place of birthMallala, South Australia
OccupationFarmer's labourer
AddressLoxton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helen Maud Day, Loxton, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember for 1 year of Loxton Rifle Club.
Enlistment date19 April 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date6 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916, and marched into Training Bn, Rollestone.

Admitted to hospital, 21 November 1916 (broncho-catarrh); discharged from hospital, 26 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; taken on strength, 27th Bn, in the field, 19 February 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 March 1917 (quinsy); transferred to 2nd Divisional rest Station, 11 March 1917; discharged to duty, 28 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 29 March 1917.

On leave to England, 19 January 1918; rejoined unit, Belgium, from leave, 5 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 11 June 1918 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 8th Stationary Hospital, 14 June 1918 (fractured left thigh); to England, 17 August 1918, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Edmonton, London; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 30 January 1919; discharged on furlough, 8 February 1919, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 22 February 1919.

Married Sadie J. HARTH, spinster, aged 28, Church of the Sacred Heart, Edinburgh, 10 April 1919.

Leg amputated, 6 May 1919; discharged from hospital, 14 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Bremen', 4 June 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 22 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 6 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 December 1965
Age at death71
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAY Frank Spencer Charles

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