Douglas Cecil FRANKCOMBE MM

FRANKCOMBE, Douglas Cecil

Service Number: 1850
Enlisted: 15 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Longford, Tas., December 1888
Home Town: Sheffield, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Postmaster
Memorials: Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Municipality of Kentish Honour Roll, Paradise Pictorial HR
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1850, 40th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1850, 40th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1850, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Hobart

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. This man, unflinchingly faced all dangers involved in the capture of four enemy strong-points. He led his Section against these pill-boxes with great Gallantry and determination and was mainly instrumental in overcoming enemy opposition in this Area.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918