Sergeant Frank Jubilee Olle

Service Number 723
Birth Date 10 April 1887
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Heywood
Death Date 31 May 1915
Death Place Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Final Rank Sergeant
Units

Frank Jubilee Olle was a 27 year old school teacher when he enlisted as a corporal with the 5th Infantry Battalion on 18 August 1914. Prior to enlistment, Olle was engaged in the Naval Reserve, training with them between 1907 and 1909. He embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Orvieto on 21 October 1914, and was present when the vessel took on German prisoners after the Sydney-Emden encounter. Soon after, Olle was promoted to lance sergeant and taken with the rest of the 5th Battalion to prepare for the Gallipoli landing. On 25 April 1915, Olle went ashore as part of the second wave, only to suffer a severe wound to his knee. He was evacuated to Heliopolis, Egypt, where he was unable to recover from his wound, and died a month later on 31 May 1915. Frank Jubilee Olle is buried in Cairo Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Lance Sergeant
    Fate
    Died of wounds
    Date of Fate
    31 May 1915
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Corporal
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Orvieto A3
    Date of Embarkation
    21 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1887-04-10
Date of embarkation 1914-10-21
Date of death 1915-05-31

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