Frank ELWORTHY MM

ELWORTHY, Frank

Service Number: 20749
Enlisted: 16 December 1915, 1-8 Reinforcements
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Australian Army Pay Corps (AMF)
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 10 April 1952, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mackay Cemetery, Qld
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Memorials: Farleigh Mill & District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 20749, 33rd Infantry Battalion, 1-8 Reinforcements
2 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Gunner
12 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , 1-8 Reinforcements
11 May 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 20749, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
11 May 1916: Involvement Driver, SN 20749, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
15 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
30 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 20749, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
12 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, 2nd Passchendaele , 'Near ZONNEBEKE, on 12th October, 1917, Corporal ELWORTHY and Gunner STEVENS accompanied the Forward Observing Officer during the attack on the PASSCHENDALE RIDGE, and for a period of over 12 hours, under very heavy shell and machine gun fire. They rendered very valuable services in maintaining communications by Lucas Lamp with an Artillery Relay Post thus enabling valuable information to be transmitted back to Artillery Group Headquarters and keeping Group informed as to the progress of the Operation. This work was carried out under the most trying conditions, and under extremely heavy hostile shell fire, and with utter disregard for personal safety, the men displaying splendid devotion to duty throughout the whole time. During the operations at MESSINES up to the present, these men have continually shown great devotion to duty and the manner in which their work has been performed under trying conditions, and heavy shell fire has been a fine example to the men of their Battery.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95 Date: 27 June 1918
8 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
8 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 20749, Australian Army Pay Corps (AMF), Returned to Australia on the 8th April 1919

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