Frank MEADOWCROFT

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MEADOWCROFT, Frank

Service Numbers: 2392, 2392A
Enlisted: 11 September 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, NSW, 1891
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bridge Builder's Assistant
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 7 December 1917
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cook's Hill Superior Public School , Cooks Hill St John's Honor Roll, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2392, 30th Infantry Battalion
11 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2392, 30th Infantry Battalion
11 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2392, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
7 Dec 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2392A, 30th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Bella MEADOWCROFT

FRITZ ON THE RUN.
Private Frank Meadowcroft, writing on April 2nd, to his brother, Mr. Louis Meadowcroft, of Newcastle, says:- "I am still in the best of health. We have advanced miles lately, and we took a big town. I suppose you know all about it by this. We have got Fritz on the run, but he is destroying everything as he goes back, burning villages and damages everything. It will be a god-send when this war is over. We are adopting a new style of warfare, a more open kind, more of the style used in the Boer War."

KILLED IN ACTION.
PRIVATE F. MEADOWCROFT.--Mr. L. Meadowcroft, of Newcastle, has been notified 'that his brother, Private Frank Meadowcroft, was killed in action on the western front on December 7th. The late Private Meadowcroft was 26 years of age, and prior to enlisting was employed in the railway. He left Australia for the front a year and nine months ago. 

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