Serial No. 13958
Mining Group, Mechanical Transport Company & Army Supply Corps
Frank Hall - Information
Frank Hall was born in Brisbane c1889. When he was older, Frank found himself living in Campbelltown, completing a 5 year apprenticeship with a Mr Woods. Frank later married Isabella Ann Druary in Waterloo in 1908, beginning their life together. While Isabella lived in Bellingen, Frank relocated back to Brisbane working as a motorman. Frank then enlisted at Liverpool on the 19th of February 1915, and was placed with a Mining Group as a Sapper. Frank left for service overseas and arrived in Egypt. However, he was sent back to Australia and discharged in January 1916 for contracting venereal disease. He then re-enlisted in Brisbane on the 6th of September 1916, becoming a Sergeant at the 11th Depot Battalion on the 21st. Because of his work experience, he was then made a Driver with the Mechanical Transport Company. He was then shipped overseas as a Sergeant with the Auxiliary Transport Companies on the 17th of January 1917 upon the RMS Omrah. He arrived in Plymouth in March, and was taken to the Army Service Corps Depot at Parkhouse. Frank was assigned to the 17th Training Battalion, joining them in France as a Private. Here, he was taken on strength to the 15th Battalion Army Supply Corps Details. Just a few days later, on the 28th of October, Frank was wounded, shot in his thigh. He was evacuated to England and admitted to Colchester Military Hospital. By April 1918, Frank returned to duty at Hurdcott Depot. The following month, he was transferred to the Australian Motor Transport Section as a Motor Driver. After the war ended, he continued to serve as a Motor Driver on English bases. Departing England, he commenced his trip home on the 22nd of November 1919.