Frank Joseph ROSSINI

Badge Number: 27126, Sub Branch: Stirling

ROSSINI, Frank Joseph

Service Numbers: 6320, 6320A
Enlisted: 5 June 1916, at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Upper Sturt, South Australia, 9 July 1887
Home Town: Upper Sturt, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 22 September 1973, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
West, Rose Bed W24, Position 56
Memorials: Aldgate War Memorial, District of Upper Sturt Methodist Church Honour Board, Upper Sturt and District Roll of Honour WW1 WW2
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6320, 10th Infantry Battalion, at Adelaide
28 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 6320, 10th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 6320, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
8 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 6320A, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, GSW face and arm

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Biography contributed by Heathfield High School

Frank Joseph Rossini was born on the 9th of July 1887. He was born in Upper Sturt in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Before enlisting in the Australian military Frank worked as a labourer. Before enlisting into the military during WW1 Frank did not have any prior military service on his record. Frank was 5ft 9½ inches (175.9cm), had brown hair and eyes and had a medium complexion. Frank was 28 years and 10 months old when he enlisted into the Australian military. He was a part of the Wesleyan church, which is a form of Methodist. Frank had six siblings, his mother's name was Anna and his father's name was Guerino. On the 20th of December 1919 Frank got married to a woman named Emily. They later had a daughter which they named Lois.

On June 5th of 1916 Frank Joseph Rossini enlisted into the Australian Military. He became apart of the 2nd Depot Battalion AIF (Australian Imperial Forces). His service number was 6230A. He enlisted into the military in Adelaide, South Australia. Frank embarked to England on the 28th of August in 1916. His next of kin was his mother, Anna. On the 17th of December 1916 Frank travelled by the boat SS Golden Eagle to France. In early 1917 Frank became sick with Trench Fever and was admitted to hospital but was discharged from said hospital after a month. On the 8th of October in 1917 Frank was wounded in action in Belgium. It appears that Frank was a part of the Battle of Broodseinde Ridge so it would be fair to say that this was when he was wounded. He had multiple gunshot wounds and was hit in the face and arm. This may have caused him to develop cellulitis, a form of skin infection. He was later discharged due to the infection which caused him to be medically unfit and went back to Australia on the 21st of April, 1918. Frank moved battalions during the war, going from the 10th battalion to the 27th. In total Frank served in the Australian military for 2 years and 21 days and was abroad for 1 year and 284 days.