Frank Osborn BANCROFT


BANCROFT, Frank Osborn

Service Number: 472
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Rockdale, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Rockdale and Kogarah State Schools, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 36 He was killed by machine gun fire near Chocolate Hill while acting as a scout for the Ghurkas. It was considered possible that he may have been buried by the Ghurkas
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 472, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 472, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 472, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Dalton Bancroft and Elizabeth Bancroft of Cameron Street, Rockdale, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal