Frank Henry Ough DEALY

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DEALY, Frank Henry Ough

Service Number: 2802
Enlisted: 2 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hong Kong, June 1895
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Stonyhurst College, England, Roseworthy Agricultural College, and Adelaide University
Occupation: University Student
Died: Killed in Action, France, 26 August 1918
Cemetery: Suzanne Military Cemetery No.3
Grave II. B. 1. INSCRIPTION QUANT JE PUIS The French motto Quant Je Puis (As Much as I Can) is central to the ethos of Stonyhurst College , which focuses upon the all-round development of the individual. His brother Lieutenant Thomas Sydney Ough Dealy who was killed at Ayr, Scotland whilst serving in the Australian Flying Corps, is buried in the college grounds.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Roseworthy Agricultural College Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2802, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2802, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2802, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
26 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2802, 43rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

Frank's Education

Frank Dealy was born in West Terrace, Hong Kong in 1895. Frank had achieved much in his days at school and university. A product of the time, he spent nearly all his early formative years at boarding school. He entered Stonyhurst College in England at the tender age of 10 and rarely saw either his mother or father until much later when he achieved a place at Roseworthy College in Adelaide. Even then contact with either parent was brief and more often by mail than actual physical nearness.
His early life was typical of most boys whose parents were serving in the far-flung parts of the Empire under Edward VII and then George V. To begin with he looked on Hong Kong as home because that was where his parents were. Later, two years after WW1 had started, home became less defined when Anna Margaret went to South Australia to set up a separate home and find medical help for Frank’s young sister Margaret. Thomas Kirkman Dealy served on in Hong Kong until much later.
In the Easter term of 1905 he entered Stonyhurst with his younger brother Sydney. In his last year at the college in 1912 he gained the Oxford and Cambridge Higher School Certificate as well as that of Matriculation. For every school year he was at Stonyhurst he won prizes for his achievements at work. In 1908 and 1909 he was awarded prizes for Latin verse. In 1909 and 1911 he won the Macauley prize for Geography. In 1910 he won a prize for General Knowledge. This was a volume of the complete works of Shakespeare.
Frank’s mathematics was similarly recognized in 1911 and in 1912 he was awarded the Science prize for his paper in the Chemistry Higher School Certificate.
He graduated with a B.Sc. Degree.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Francis Henry (Frank) Ough DEALY was born in Hong Kong in 1895

His parents were Thomas Kirkman DEALY and Anna Margaret OUGH who married on 20th January, 1894 in Sheffield St Peter & St Paul, Yorkshire, England

His brother Lieutenant Thomas Sydney Ough DEALY (SN 3502) died in an aeroplane accident in Ayr, Scotland in 1918

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 23 and then the only surviving son of Thomas Kirkman Dealy (late Headmaster, Queen's College, Hong Kong) and Anna Margaret Dealy, of 19, Rue Voltaire, Grenoble, Isere, France and later of of 45 Brougham Place, North Adelaide, South Australia. He graduated with a Bsc. Degree.

The inscription on his war grave

QUANT JE PUIS-is the motto of his scool, Stonyhurst College.

The French motto Quant Je Puis (As Much as I Can) is central to the ethos of Stonyhurst College , which focuses upon the all-round development of the individual. His brother Lieutenant Thomas Sydney Ough Dealy who was killed at Ayr, Scotland whilst serving in the Australian Flying Corps, is buried in the college grounds.

Stonyhurst College is a now a co-educational Roman Catholic independent school, adhering to the Jesuit tradition, on the Stonyhurst Estate, Lancashire, England. It occupies a Grade I listed building.

The college is inherited from the Shireburn family who once owned the original mansion on the site; the family emblem is emblazoned, in stone, with the motto, above the fireplace in the Top Refectory. At the far end of the same room, once the dining room of the Shireburns, the motto can be seen again, carved into the minstrel's gallery: Quant Je Puis. Hugo Sherburn armig. me fieri fecit. Anno Domini 1523. Et sicut fuit sic fiat.

The college was founded in 1593 by Father Robert Persons SJ at St Omer, at a time when penal laws prohibited Catholic education in England. After moving to Bruges in 1762 and Liège in 1773, the college moved to Stonyhurst in 1794.

The school's alumni include three Saints, twelve Beati, seven archbishops, seven Victoria Cross winners, a Peruvian president, a Bolivian president, a New Zealand prime minister, a signatory of the American Declaration of Independence and several writers, sportsmen, and politicians.

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