Frank William RAND

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RAND, Frank William

Service Number: 2194
Enlisted: 3 July 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Field Company Engineers
Born: London, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Hurlstone Park, Canterbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Joinery Machinist
Died: Killed in action, France, 31 August 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2194, 17th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2194, 17th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2194, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
31 Aug 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 2194, 5th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

He was recommended for the Military Medal (MM) for rushing a German position with members of the 19th Battalion whilst making out a communications sap near Morlancourt in May 1918, but it was never granted. Promoted to Corporal, he was sent to England for training at the School of Instruction, but was killed three days after rejoining his unit in France by German artillery fire whilst building a bridge across the Somme river near Clery on 31 August 1918, aged 22. Cpl Rand has no known grave.

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