Frank Lindsay Cornish

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Frank Lindsay Cornish
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 16 Aug 1909
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 7 Dec 1976, aged 68
Place of Death Mandurah, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 31 years old
Description 5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; fair hair ; scar under left eye
Occupation Cabinet maker
Religion Church of England
Address 112 Salisbury street, Bedford Park, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Doris Bessie May Cornish
Military Information
Reg Number W55728 & WX31710
Date of Enlistment 27 Aug 1942
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 7th Australian Army Transport Company
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 22 Apr 1945 ‒ 28 Apr 1945
Transport Details HMT Taroona Brisbane to Torokina, Bougainville
Return to Australia
Journey Dates 11 Dec 1945 ‒ 16 Dec 1945
Transport Details HMT Katoomba Torokina to Sydney
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

During 1933 Frank had married Doris Bessie May Curtis locally. Doris died in Bentley on 14 May 1989 aged 78.

Electoral Roll entries: 1934 at 442 Newcastle street, Leederville, cabinetmaker; 1936 - 1937 at 78 Ellesmere street, Leederville, cabinetmaker; 1943 at 112 Salisbury street, Maylands, cabinetmaker.

War Service

Frank enlisted in the CMF on 12 Mar 1942 and was called up for full time duty on 23 Mar 1942 when he was posted to the 7th Bomb Disposal Company at Ascot (WA). From 30 March until 26 May he attended the Engineers Training Depot at Northam camp. On his return to his unit he was classified as Trade Group II Carpenter. On 27 Aug 1942 he enlisted in the 2nd AIF with Army Number WX31710. Frank was appointed as a Lance Corporal on 2 Oct 1942. On 24 Feb 1943 Frank transferred to the 7th Australian Army Troops Company, and the same day he was detached to the 9th Australian Bomb Disposal Section of the 1st Australian Bomb Disposal Company until 1 Mar 1943. The same day he was detached to the 109th Australian Light Anti Aircraft Regiment until 15 Apr 1943 when he again returned to his unit.

On 6 Jul 1943 Frank entrained at Midland Junction for Adelaide, enroute to the Northern Territory where he arrived on 12 Jul 1943. On 23 Oct 1943 he was attached to the 63rd Australian DCRE (Works) until 29 Dec 1943. He remained in the Northern Territory until 17 Nov 1944 when he was transferred with his unit to New South Wales where they prepared for service in the islands. On 22 Apr 1945 Frank embarked in Brisbane aboard HMT Taroona for Torokina on Bougainville, where he disembarked on 28 Apr 1945. Frank was promoted Acting Corporal on 23 May 1945 and he finally left the 7th Australian Army Troops Company on 11 Oct 1945 to join the 7th Australian Field Company. With them for only two weeks, on 23 Oct 1945 he transferred to the 15th Australian Field Company. On 11 Dec 1945 at Torokina, Frank boarded HMT Katoomba for Townsville where disembarkation took place on 16 Dec 1945. On 19 Dec 1945 Frank left for Western Australia where on 16 Jan 1946 he was discharged by the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 112 Salisbury street, Maylands, cabinetmaker; 1954 - 1968 at 28 Mandurah terrace, Mandurah, cabinetmaker


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