Badge Number: S11251, Sub Branch: Goodwood


Service Number: 4223
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia, 17 December 1892
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Everard Park, South Australia, Australia, 22 January 1968, aged 75 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 4223, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
11 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 4223, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, 4223, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Frank was born at Port Broughton on 17 December 1892. A clerk, he was 22 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 29 June 1915.

Frank was the son of William Henry and Katherine Dora (nee Starrs) Mildren of Port Broughton.

Frank was appointed to 13th Reinforcements 10 Battalion and embarked aboard HMAT A30 “Borda” on 11 January 1915. In Egypt Frank was transferred and taken on strength of 50 Battalion which embarked from Alexandria on 5 June 1916 and disembarked at Marseilles on 12 June. On 7 August Frank was promoted to Lance Corporal but a week later, when 50 Battalion was in action at Moquet Farm, a bullet hit Frank in the right knee and carried away three quarters of his patella and severed the tendons of his quadriceps. He was invalided to England and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital. Unfit for further service Frank was invalided to Australia aboard Hospital Ship “Karoola” and disembarked on 10 April 1917.

Frank was discharged permanently unfit and granted a pension of £3 fortnight as from 2 June 1917.