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Frank Elderfield FERNANDEZ

Regimental number5359
Place of birthRiverton, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRiverton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Fernandez, Riverton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date30 November 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4471 Pte William Clement FERNANDEZ, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 27 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit: wounded: gun shot wound, left thigh), Adelaide, 30 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 March 1971
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERNANDEZ Frank Elderfield

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