Frank DWYER MM

DWYER, Frank

Service Number: 192
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, February 1889
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Natural causes, Caulfield, Victoria, 2 May 1922
Cemetery: Colac General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 192, Broadmeadows, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 192, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 192, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 192, 8th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
31 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 8th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 8th Infantry Battalion
18 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 192, 8th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
24 Feb 1917: Honoured Military Medal, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, In the area of Gueudecourt. specifically the Bailey, Bayonet and Pork trenches Cpl Frank Dwyer found a sally port through the wire and entered the enemy trench. The enemy fired flares which assisted Dwyer and his patrol to occupy the trench. Later on a Bailey trench Dwyer's section was first into the entrance, and fired upon a strong post. Dwyer led his men in a courageous attack which quickly captured the enemy post.
1 Nov 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 192, 8th Infantry Battalion

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