Service Number: 6156
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Lismore, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Worsboro Dale, Barnsley, England, 11 April 1894
Home Town: Boolaroo, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Sydney, New South Wales, 3 May 1941, aged 47 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lismore, New South Wales
10 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 6156, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
10 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, 6156, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 6156, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
11 Jan 1921: Discharged AIF WW1

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Religion: Church of England

Address: Speers Point, Boolaroo, near Newcastle, New South Wales

Marital status: Single

Age at embarkation: 22

Height: 5' 8.5"

Weight: 154 lbs

Next of kin: Father, W R Botham, Speers Point, Boolaroo, near Newcastle, New South Wales

Previous military service: Nil - Rank on enlistment: Gunner - Unit name: Divisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 12

AWM Embarkation Roll number: 25/89/3

Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 10 December 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll: Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

Recommendations (Medals and Awards): Military Medal, Recommendation date: 17 March 1918

Fate: Returned to Australia 25 January 1919

Medals: Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 Date: 7 November 1918

Discharge date: 11 January 1921

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death: 3 May 1941

Age at death: 47

Place of burial: Cremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

Sources: NAA Attestation Paper and Service Record - Frank Botham ( 

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"BOTHAM.- The Relatives and Friends of the late FRANK BOTHAM (late A.I.F.) are invited to attend his Funeral to leave T. J. Andrews's Funeral Chapel, 42 Walker Street, North Sydney, THIS DAY, 11 a.m., for the Crematorium, Northern Suburbs. By request no flowers." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 05 May 1941 (