Frank Sugden

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Frank Sugden
Personal Information
Date of Birth c1894
Place of Birth Kipton, Yorkshire, England
Age at Enlistment 22 years
Description 5'10" (1.78m) tall ; 171lbs
77.564 kg
; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Carpenter
Religion Methodist
Address Railway parade, East Cannington, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Edward Sugden
Military Information
Reg Number [ 24532]
Date of Enlistment 2 Feb 1916
Rank Driver
Unit/Formation 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 2nd Section
Date of Embarkation 27 Jun 1916 ‒ 25 Aug 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A37 Barambah
Date of Return 22 Sep 1919 ‒ 4 Nov 1919
Ship Returned On HMAT A15 Port Sydney previous name Star of England
Monument none at present
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

War Service

Entered Guildford camp on 2 Feb 1916 and on 8 Feb 1916 he was allocated to Artillery Reinforcements. Prior to travelling to Victoria to undergo training there, he spent from 7 - 27 Apr 1916 in 8th Australian General Hospital in Fremantle being treated for thrombosis. On 1 Jun 1916 before boarding ship he was allocated to the 2nd Section of the 3rd Division's Ammunition Column. On arrival in England his unit as part of the 3rd Division undertook further training before proceeding overseas to France on 24 Nov 1916.

Frank was granted leave in England from 20 Jan 1918 until 5 Feb 1918, after which from 21 Feb 1918 until 3 Mar 1918 Frank was ill and hospitalised with first the 10th Australian Field Ambulance and then the 11th Australian Field Ambulance, treated for laryngitis. He enjoyed another leave in the UK from 21 Dec 1918 until 8 Jan 1919, when again he was ill and hospitalised. Frank rejoined his unit in France on 10 Feb 1919, remaining with them until 6 May 1919 when t was his turn to begin the journey home to Australia.

Before leaving England he was granted leave from 19 Jun 1919 until 19 Aug 1919, with pay, to learn stock breading at Ford Hill, Amerthorn, Halifax. On 26 Aug 1919 he was granted embarkation leave until 10 Sep 1919 when he reported to Sutton Veny.

Discharged by the 5th Military District on 27 Dec 1919.

Post War

No marriages, death or electoral roll entries found that match.


Frank is not listed on the Victoria Park, Canning, Welshpool, Maida Vale, or Kalamunda Honour Rolls.

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