Frank Reginald ELDER

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ELDER, Frank Reginald

Service Number: 4480
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charlton, Victoria, 1895
Home Town: Jeruk, Buloke, Victoria
Schooling: Juruk State School
Occupation: Chemist
Died: Killed In Action, France, 20 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hamilton War Memorial, Shire of Charlton Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4480, Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4480, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4480, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
20 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4480, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4480 Private Frank Reginald Elder, 7th Battalion. A chemist from Glenloth, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Elder embarked with the 14th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles on 28 January 1916. On 20 August 1916 he was killed in action at Pozieres, France, aged 21, and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)