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Frank John

Private. Australian Medical Corps. SN 1162. Returned 24.1.1918. Invalided

Date Enlisted 29/05/1915
Service Number SN 1162
Age of Enlistment 21 years 6 months
Place of Enlistment Kalgoorlie, WA
Place of Birth Broken Hill, NSW
Previous Military Experience Senior Cadets 4 years
Occupation Grocer
Marital Status Single
Religion Church of England
School Attended Guildford Grammar School
Address History Hannans, Kalgoorlie, WA (Father - Frank William Bricknell)
Cause of Death or Invalided
Returned Invalided

Military History

Embarked at Fremantle per ‘Anchises’ A68 for Egypt on 2.9.1915.
Roll Rank Trooper/Private.
Roll Unit 8th Reinforcement, 10th Light Horse Regiment
Bricknell disembarked in Egypt with the 9th Reinforcement of the 10th Light Horse Regiment. He was transferred from 10th Light Horse to 8th Light Horse Regiment at Heliopolis 26.2.1916. Bricknell was placed under the 3rd General Hospital at Abbassia 7.9.1916. He sustained a knee injury and was transferred to Postal Duty with the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia 30.9.1916. He was transferred to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters in Cairo 5.3.1917.
Embarked at Suez per Hospital Ship ‘Tofua’ for Australia on nursing duties with Australian Medical Corps 28.12.1917.
Returned/Disembarked Albany 24.1.1918.
Discharged 26.2.1918.
Final Rank Private, Australian Medical Corps.
Medical Condition Invalided, medically unfit, (synovitis Right knee, injury to chest, fractured tarsus).
Awards and Medals 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Information Source
Guildford Grammar School Honour Roll
NAA: B2455, Bricknell F J 1162
Australian War Memorial Embarkation Roll- Frank John Bricknell

Hannan’s, Kalgoorlie, WA.