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Frank Thomas Firns

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Frank Thomas Firns
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Dec 1898
Place of Birth Serpentine, Western Australia
Death 18 Jan 1953, aged 54
Place of Death Serpentine, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 19 years
Occupation Timber worker
Religion Church of England
Address Serpentine, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Charles Firns
Military Information
Reg Number 56319
Date of Enlistment 18 Apr 1918
Rank Private
Unit/Formation Western Australian reinforcement 2
Date of Embarkation 29 Jul 1918
Ship Embarked On HMAT A74 Marathon
Date of Return 22 Dec 1918
Monument Mundijong School Roll of Honour
Mundijong Honour Roll
Serpentine Roll of Honour
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal



Pre War

War Service

Records are combined with his WW2 file and are not yet available via Australian Archives.

Post War

In 1924 Frank married Lilian Emma Tonkin in Serpentine. Lilian died 9 May 1987, aged 87 in Melville. Children Phyllis Emma b. 1925 d. 1999.

Electoral Roll entries - 1922 - 1925 Serpentine a farmer; 1931 Koorda, farmer; 1936 - carpenter in Paddington (WA); 1937 Woolabar Dam, prospector; 1943 - 1949 at 35 Boundary street, Hannans, prospector; 1953 or earlier Serpentine.

  • WW2 photo with wife Lilian

During WW2 served as a Lance Corporal with the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion, Citizens Military Forces during WW2 with Regimental No. W26806 from 3 Mar 1942 until 3 Dec 1945.

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