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Frank Garnett Duesbury


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Serial No. 65737

3rd Battalion & 21st Australian Depot Unit of Supply


Frank Garnett Duesbury - Information

As the war raged across the world, Frank was living with his family on Menangle Rd in Camden. Frank was born in Camden on the 13th of December 1895 to Lewis and Catherine Duesbury. When he was older, he served in the Senior Cadets and began working as an assessor. Frank watched many of the lads leave the area for war service. When he was 22, he decided to also join the colours, enlisting in the AIF in Sydney on the 22nd of July 1918. Frank trained at the Royal Australia Showground Camp in Moore Park, where he was posted as a Private to the NSW Reinforcements. He boarded the HMAT Bakara in Sydney on the 4th of September 1918.

While Frank was at sea, the war ended on the 11th of November. He set down in London on the 14th of November, and was marched into the 5th Training Battalion. There, he was allotted to the 3rd Battalion. In late January 1919, he was transported to France, marched into the Australian Corps Depot in Abancourt. The following day he was transferred to the 21st Australian Depot Unit of Supply (DUS). He worked with DUS for six months, before returning to England. He was then sent back to Australia onboard the HMAT Ulysses on the 22nd of July 1919.