Vernon Egbert FRANKCOMBE


FRANKCOMBE, Vernon Egbert

Service Number: 1036
Enlisted: 19 September 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blackwood Creek, Tasmania, Australia, 26 November 1890
Home Town: Sheffield, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: State School Beulah, Tasmania
Occupation: Overseer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 13 May 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Quinns Post, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Scottsdale Municipality Pictorial HR, Sheffield War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1036, 15th Infantry Battalion, Pontville, Tasmania
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1036, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1036, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
13 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1036, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Vernon Egbert FRANKCOMBE was born on 26th November, 1890 at Blackwood Creek, Tasmania

His parents were William Henry FRANKCOMBE and Mary Ann Martha JESSOP

He enlisted as a Private at Pontville, Tasmania on the 19th September, 1914 and embarked with the 15th Battalion, C Company on the HMAT Ceramic on 22nd December, 1914 leaving from Melbourne

Vernon was Killed in Action on 13th May, 1915 at the Gallipoli Peninsular and was buried at Quinns Post 

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Lone Pine Memorial - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal.


His brother Quinton Lambert FRANKCOMBE  (SN4916) served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

Another brother Douglas Cecil FRANKCOMBE (SN1850) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

Another brother Cecil Gordon FRANKCOMBE (SN T21022) served in WW2 and was discharged in 1945