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Frank FAULKNER

Regimental number1163
Date of birth23 June 1895
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
Other NamesFrancis Webb
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPurser
Address'Ardclounf', Macedon Street, Sunbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinO Faulkner, Sunbury, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During four days' shelling he performed invaluable service in extinguishing no less than fifteen fires which had broken out in his own and three adjacent batteries. The services which he rendered were certainly the means of saving the ammunition and perhaps the guns, of four batteries. He also assisted in removing wounded to a place of safety during hostile shelling, and, as on previous occasions, displayed gallantry of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Feuilleaucourt on 3rd September 1918, when the battery position was suddenly shelled and seven men wounded. Though himself suffering from gas, he carried wounded from the gas-filled dug-outs and assisted to carry them to the dressing station, one and half miles away, through heavy barrage. He set a fine example of cool courage to the men of his battery..
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Discharge date1 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2nd Lt Nevinson Willoughby FAULKNER MC, MM, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; Cdr H.W. FAULKNER, RN.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 8 May 1915; returned to Gallipoli, remained there until December evacuation.

Proceeded to France, 22 March 1916. Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (foot); 23 August 1917 (back); 29 September 1917.

Medals: Military Cross & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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