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|Date of Birth||c1894|
|Place of Birth||Gwalia, South Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||21 years, 6 months|
5'4¼" (1.63m) tall ; 130 lbs|
58.967 kg; fresh complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||NOK Lake View street, Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Caroline Amy Moore|
|Date of Enlistment||1 Nov 1915|
|Unit/Formation||11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement posted to A Company / 3rd Brigade, 1st Division|
|Date of Embarkation||12 Feb 1916 ‒ 10 Mar 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A28 Miltiades|
|Date of Return||10 Mar 1918|
|Ship Returned On||HMT Durham Castle|
Wounded in Action 30 May 1916 Sailly-sur-Lys |
Wounded in Action 3 Nov 1917 Zonnebeke
Returned to Australia
|Monument||Kelmscott-Armadale Parish Roll of Honour|
British War Medal |
Frank entered Blackboy Hill camp on 1 Nov 1915, and on 16 Dec 1915 he was allocated to the 14th reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion. Following a little more than three months training they travelled to Suez in Egypt, where less than three weeks after arrival, on 29 Mar 1916, he was embarked on Alexandria on HMT Transylvania for Marseilles, arriving there on 4 Apr 1916.
After a period with the 1st Division's Base Depot in Étaples, on 25 May 1916 he was taken on strength by the 11th Battalion and allocated to A Company.On 30 May 1916, just five days after joining the 11th Battalion, Frank was wounded in action.
May 30. Firing Line. Enemy commenced a fierce bombardment of our lines at 8:10pm with H.E., Shrapnel, Aerial torpedoes, and Bombs - which lasted until 9:30pm. Result 36 ORs killed, 2 Officers and 59 ORs wounded, and 6 missing.
As Frank rejoined his battalion on 6 Jul 1916 following hospital treatment in France, his injuries were relatively minor. Before rejoining the battalion, however, he also had a brief period (4 - 6 Jul 1916) in the care of 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station who treated him for pneumonia.
Frank reported sick to the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance on 10 Nov 1916 suffering with a sight case of Trench Feet. He was passed on the next day to the 36th Casualty Clearing Station, and then the 2nd Canadian General Hospital at Le Tréport on 13 Nov 1917. On 20 Nov 1916 Frank was embarked at Le Havre on HMHS Asturias for England. On arrival he was admitted 21 Nov 1916 to the 3rd Australian General Hospital, before moving on 30 Nov 1916 to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital which released him on furlough from 18 Dec 1916 until 2 Jan 1917. On his return from leave he reported to Perham Downs before moving on to the 4th Command Depot at Wareham on 19 Jan 1917. Transferred to 2 Command Depot Weymouth on 14 Mar 1917, and then the 70th Battalion on 28 Apr 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France again via Southampton on 9 Oct 1917, and rejoined his battalion on 16 Oct 1917. Wounded in action a second time on 3 Nov 1917, receiving a wound to the head, with another entry mentioning shell wounds to knee and back. The Battalion War Diary relates that they were at Zonnebeke in support of the 9th and 12th Battalions who had just taken over front line positions from the 11th Battalion. During an enemy attack German artillery heavily shelled the railway embankment where the 11th Battalion was. Casualties included 1 Killed, and 14 wounded including Frank.
Seen first by the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, then the 17th Casualty Clearing Station, he was placed aboard Ambulance Train 36 for the 14th General Hospital at Wimereux. Evacuated to England aboard HMHS St Andrew on 7 Nov 1917, he was admitted to Ontario Military Hospital at Orpington in Kent. Released on 16 Nov 1917 to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, he was transferred on 10 Jan 1918 to Weymouth to prepare for his return to Australia
Invalided to Australia on HMT Durham Castle, leaving England on 10 Mar 1918. Discharged at 5th Military District on 5 Sep 1918.
The most likely match for FG Moore who is listed on the Kelmscott-Armadale Parish paper Honour Roll held in History House Museum, Armadale.
- AWM4 23/28/14 - May 1916 | The Australian War Memorial https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1341881?image=6 accessed 23 Nov 2017