Frank Wiseman DUNN


DUNN, Frank Wiseman

Service Number: S12213
Enlisted: 19 September 1941, Kensington, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Bombardier
Last Unit: 108th Anti Tank (>1943 Tank Attack) Regiment
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 10 October 1922
Home Town: St Morris, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Head Injuries) - Truck Rollover, Brighton, South Australia, 9 May 1942, aged 19 years
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General)
Section: Road 1 North; Path Number: 39; E/W: W; Site Number: 5.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 Sep 1941: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN S12213, Kensington, South Australia
9 May 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lance Bombardier, SN S12213, 108th Anti Tank (>1943 Tank Attack) Regiment, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by Nathan Rohrlach

Frank Wiseman Dunn was the only member of the 108th Anti-Tank Regiment to die during World War Two from injuries.

On 9 May 1942, Frank Dunn was riding in an army truck that was being driven by Warrant-Officer Michael Clement Cecil DeGuarsat in Brighton, Adelaide on its return to Warradale Camp when it hit a culvert and as a result rollover 3 times. At the time, the driver was overtaking another truck but had to swerve to aviod two cyclists which caused the truck to hit the culvert. Seven members who were riding in the truck were injured and of them Lance Bombardier Dunn was the only one who died as a result of the head injuries he sustained during the crash. He was buried in West Terrace (general) Cemetery on 11 May 1942, aged 19 years old.