Frank Nicholas PATIENCE

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PATIENCE, Frank Nicholas

Service Number: 7795
Enlisted: 25 June 1917, Geraldton
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mullewa, Western Australia, 6 March 1898
Home Town: Greenough, Geraldton-Greenough, Western Australia
Schooling: Greenough
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Pneumonia, No. 3 New Zealand Hospital, Codford, UK, 27 October 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Codford St. Mary (St. Mary) New Churchyard, Wiltshire, England
Grave no. 21
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7795, 16th Infantry Battalion, Geraldton
1 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7795, 16th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7795, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Sydney
27 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7795, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frank Nicholas PATIENCE was born on 6th March, 1898 at Mullewa, Western Australia

His parents were Joseph John PATIENCE & Elizabeth Jane BARNDEN who married on 18th July, 1883 in St James Church, Greenough, WA

He enlisted in Geraldton, WA on 25th June, 1917 and embarked from Sydney on the 1st August, 1917 with the 16th Infantry Battalion, 26th Reinforcements on the ship HMAT Medic

Frank did not enter the theatre of war due to illness and died of pneumonia at the No. 3 New Zealand Hospital in Codford, England on 27th October, 1917

He is buried in the Codford St Mary New Churchyard, grave 21

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial, the Greenough Roll of Honour in Western Australia & a memorial plaque in the WA Botanical Gardens

Some of his brothers also served in WW1

1. Arthur William (SN1425)

2. Clive (SN1426)

3. Valentine Richard (1427)

all returned to Australia

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