Frank Thomas Firns
From Our Contribution
|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|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Serpentine, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Charles Firns|
|Date of Enlistment||18 Apr 1918|
|Unit/Formation||Western Australian reinforcement 2|
|Date of Embarkation||29 Jul 1918|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A74 Marathon|
|Date of Return||22 Dec 1918|
Mundijong School Roll of Honour |
Mundijong Honour Roll
Serpentine Roll of Honour
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
|Medals||British War Medal|
Records are combined with his WW2 file and are not yet available via Australian Archives.
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.
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.