Frank Ernest HUPPATZ

HUPPATZ, Frank Ernest

Service Number: 5840
Enlisted: 10 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Saddleworth, South Australia, 25 April 1893
Home Town: Saddleworth, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Public School, Saddleworth, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Acute Phthisis, Tidworth, England, United Kingdom, 16 December 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Saddleworth Memorial Trees Plaque, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour, Saddleworth War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5840, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5840, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5840, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5840, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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"The Supreme Sacrifice.  For King and Country. THE LATE PRIVATE FRANK HUPPATZ.

Our Saddleworth correspondent writes:— Mr. and Mrs. August Huppatz, of Saddleworth, have been notified that their youngest son, Pte. Frank Huppatz, died of sickness at Tidsworth hospital, England, on December 6. The deceased was a fine sportsman of spledid physique, and was widely known in the Mid-Northern district as a footballer. His kindly disposition made him many friends, and the deepest sympathy is felt for his parents and their family, who are among the oldest and most respected residents in the district." - from the Clare Northern Argus 29 Dec 1916 (



Biography contributed by Cathy Sedgwick

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland”

Died on this date – 16th December…… Frank Ernest Huppatz was born at Saddleworth, South Australia on 25th April, 1893.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 10th April, 1916 as a 22 year old, single, Farmer from Saddleworth, South Australia.

Private Frank Ernest Huppatz, Service number 5840, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Barambah (A37) on 27th June, 1916 with the 10th Infantry Battalion, 18th Reinforcements & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 25th August, 1916.

Reinforcements were only given basic training in Australia. Training was completed in training units in England. Some of these were located in the Salisbury Plain & surrounding areas in the county of Wiltshire.

He was marched in to 3rd Training Battalion at Perham Camp No. 6, Wiltshire, England on 26th August, 1916 from Australia.

On 23rd September, 1916 Private Huppatz was taken on strength of 43rd Battalion from Training Battalion.

Private Huppatz was admitted to Field Hospital at Larkhill, Wiltshire on 28th September, 1916 then transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, Wiltshire on 30th September, 1916 with VD. He was discharged on 13th December, 1916 – Total period VD – 79 days.

He was admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire on 15th December, 1916 with Tubercle of Lung from 11th Training Battalion, Durrington, Wiltshire. (The Hospital Admissions form recorded he was transferred to Tidworth General on 13th December, 1916 from Military Hospital Bulford).

Private Frank Ernest Huppatz died at 7.15 pm on 16th December, 1916 at Tidworth Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England from “Acute Phthisis”.

He was buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 172 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)