Frank Bray

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, September 2, 1873
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Armstrong nee Seaman
Father's Name: 
Charles Armstrong
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
13th Battalion
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, January 22, 1930
Place of Death: 
Dunedoo, N.S.W.

Frank Bray (Service No 5991) was born Albert Edwin Armstrong, in Corrowa, N.S.W., in 1873.

At enlistment in Kiama, N.S.W., he stated he was 39 years old, single and worked as a labourer. Frank was in fact 43 years old and there is a marriage recorded for an Albert Armstrong in 1905. 

Frank embarked on HMAT A18 Wiltshire with the 13th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement, on 22nd August 1916. He disembarked in England on 13th October 1916 and joined the 13th Battalion in France, on 19th December 1916. Frank saw service on the Western Front until 4th February 1917, when he was wounded in action. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his right shoulder. Frank was repatriated to Australia in July 1917 and after further treatment was discharged medically unfit with a pension on 12th March 1918.

Frank Bray was recommended for a bravery award for his actions as a part of a bombing section at Stormy Trench when he was wounded. Private Robertson, who he was with at the time, was recommended for the Victoria Cross. Neither soldier received an award.

Frank died in Dunedoo, N.S.W., in 1930 and his death is recorded under the name of Frank Bray.

NAA: B2455, BRAY F

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