Frank Thomas HIGHMAN


HIGHMAN, Frank Thomas

Service Number: 6099
Enlisted: 6 September 1916, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Portsmouth, England, 9 November 1887
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Burke Ward Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Warfusee-Abancourt, France, 8 August 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave , Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Blende Street Methodist Church Honour Board, Broken Hill War Memorial, Broken Hill Wesley Uniting Church Memorial Windows, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6099, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6099, 27th Infantry Battalion, Broken Hill, New South Wales
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6099, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT 19 Afric, Adelaide
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6099, 27th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Ned Young

Photograph sent by: Mr Edwin Highman.

Address prior to enlistment: 80 Cummins St West Broken Hill. Embarked on the HMAT Afric as part of the 17th reinforcments of the 27th Infantry Battalion.

Frank was killed on the opening day of the great Allied offensive that was known as the Battle of Amiens despite being fought well to the east of that city. He was killed by an enemy shell and although reported buried at the British Military cemetery at Warfuse Abincourt, no trace of his grave could be found. He is therefore listed as among the Missing on the Villers Bretonneux Wall of Remembrance.

Frank was issued with the following medals and plaques:

British War Medal 52412

Victory Medal 51692 issued 13/5/21

Commemorative Plaque 384716 issued 26 September 1922