Kellaway, Frank Gerald, MC (Lieutenant, b.1895 - d.1917)

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number 1DRL/0393
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet, 1 custom box: 4 cms.
Object type Letters, Diary, Photograph, Biographical notes
Maker Kellaway, Frank Gerald
Place made Egypt, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/365
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Frank Gerald Kellaway, MC, 22 Battalion AIF, Gallipoli, Egypt, France, Egypt, 1915-1916. Collection consists principally of around 70 letters written by Kellaway to family members in Australia, and Kellaway's personal diary for the period August 1915 to October 1916.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant Frank Gerald Kellaway, MC, 22 Battalion, AIF, who on 4 October 1917 was killed in action near Zonnebeke during the Battle of Broodseinde. Other biographical details are:- law student; of Northcote, VIC; born East Melbourne, VIC; educated at Wesley College, Melbourne, and Melbourne University (Queen's College); left Wesley College with high honours; won a scholarship at Queen's College and held a University exhibition; was a member of Wesley College cadets and later of the Melbourne University Rifles; enlisted in the AIF on 6 May 1915, sailed from Australia on 16 July, landed at Anzac on 4 September; wounded in the Armentieres sector shortly after arriving in France; appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 2 August 1916; won the Military Cross at Pozieres, 4-5 August; age at time of death, 22 years 9 months.