Frank Leslie LONSDALE

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LONSDALE, Frank Leslie

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 4 May 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 17 April 1887
Home Town: Enmore, Armidale Dumaresq, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Lands clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Malta, 28 September 1915, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
B. XVII. 6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Sydney, New South Wales
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 17th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
15 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Sep 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bomb wound (thigh)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 28 and the son of Frank Edwin and Fanny Lonsdale, of 20, Charles St., Enmore, New South Wales. Born at Sydney.

The inscription, chosen by family reads: THE VERY BEST THAT GOD COULD SEND, A LOVING SON BROTHER AND FRIEND