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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Frank Stewart ELLISON

Born 24 July 1883 in Glen Osmond, South Australia [55]
Son of James ELLISON and Georgina Sophia TOWNSEND [50]
Contractor in Gunyidi, Western Australia in 1910 [50]
Contractor at Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1911-1916 [19] [50]
Contractor in Gunyidi prior to enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 20 April 1916 [30: item 3541397]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 8½ inches tall, weighed 146 pounds and had light blue eyes, sandy hair and a ruddy complexion [30]
After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed on 28 September 1916 to the 4th Reinforcements of the 44th Infantry Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916 [30]
Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 12 December 1916 and after further training proceeded to France on 4 February 1917 [30]
Private 2324 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Infantry Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
Promoted in France to Lance Corporal on 12 July 1917, to Temporary Corporal on 16 July 1917, to Corporal on 28 August 1917 [30]
Killed in Action in Belgium on 4 October 1917 [30]
Buried near the Ypres-Roulers Road one mile north-northeast of Zonnebeke and 1½ miles southwest of Passchendaele in Belgium [30]
Memorialised at the Menin Gate of the Ypres Memorial in Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [17]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Stewart Ellison' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frank-stewart-ellison [reference list]




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