Frank Hobart BLISS

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BLISS, Frank Hobart

Service Number: 2773
Enlisted: 26 September 1916, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Trentham, Victoria, 12 October 1889
Home Town: Trentham, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 13 October 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Trentham District Honour Roll, Trentham War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2773, 38th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2773, 38th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2773, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
13 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2773, 38th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
13 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2773, 38th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frank Hobart BLISS was born in Trentham, Victoria in 1889

His parents were William BLISS & Rosena ELLIOTT

He enlisted in Melbourne on 26th September, 1916 & embarked with the 38th Infantry Battalion on the ship Medic on 16th December, 1916

Frank was Killed in Action on 13th October, 1917 at Passchendaele, Belgium - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Menin Gate Memorial

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His brother Sydney Charles BLISS (SN 950) also served in WW1 & returned to Australia in 1918

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