Frank Gallin

Name   Frank Gallin

Number    Private 3313

Battalion     57th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Koroit 

Next of Kin   His father Edward Gallin of Meeniyan

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne on 19/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 2 months,

5’3”, 10 stone 4 pounds, grey eyes and black hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Clerk at the Victorian Railways

Date and place of death

He was missing in action at Polygon Wood on 29/9/1917 and declared killed in action on that date at a Court of Enquiry held on 3/11/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Associated with Meeniyan 

Military History

  • 19/7/15 He enlisted
  • 26/11/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth
  • He started in the 11th Battalion then the 22nd and then the 57th
  • 23/2/16 He was allotted to 57th
  • 4/3/16 He joined the 57th in Egypt at Tel el Kebir
  • 8/3/16 He was admitted to hospital ill
  • 3/4/16 He returned to his unit after a post inoculation visit to hospital
  • 14/4/16 He was in hospital sick
  • 26/4/16 He developed a septic abrasion on his foot
  • 13/5/16 He went to the casualty clearing station with scarlet fever
  • 20/5/16 He rejoined his unit
  • 21/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 30/6/16 He embarked Marseilles
  • 9/12/16 He marched out to the 57th
  • 1/1/17 He was ill in hospital
  • 27/1/17 He went to the 6th or 8th field ambulance and was transferred to a New Zealand hospital at Amiens
  • 29/1/17 He was transferred to ambulance train.
  • 30/1/17 He went to hospital at Boulogne
  • 11/2/17 He was transferred to England
  • 20/2/17 He was in the 1st Southern General Hospital Edgbaston with pneumonia
  • 23/3/17 He was transferred to the 3rd Auxillary Hospital
  • 8/8/11 He went to France to rejoin his unit
  • 31/8/17 He rejoined unit
  • 29/9/17 He was missing in action
  • 3/11/17 He was reported as killed in action
  • His permission to enlist is signed by both parents very simple note misspelt

A much better letter was sent from his father after information regarding his son’s death on page 28 of his file

  • He had AMP insurance policy and his father wrote requesting a death certificate
  • A letter was written in December 1918 asking for effects, which have not been received
  • His father received his scroll on 12/11/21
  • His name is on the Menin Gate

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