Service Number: 1872
Enlisted: 11 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Stafford, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: County Council School, Dorset, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 28 April 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No Grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

11 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
8 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1872, 58th Infantry Battalion
8 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1872, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
9 Jul 2015: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement 58th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

Help us honour Frank Barter's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.


Arrived in Australia aged 28 years.

11 May 1917 - Wounded in action, to the head

25 September 1917 - Wounded in action for the second time - to the hand

28 April 1918 - Was killed when a shell landed in his post killing him and three others of the garrison. Frank was badly hit about the body and died instantaniously. He was originally buried by his unit as per Sheet 62d; P. 25. a. 1. The grave was disturbed by following battles

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Mar 1889 Barter Francis Poole 5a 258