Lance Corporal Frank Gilbert Usher

Service number 337
Ranks Held Lance Corporal, Private
Birth Date 1900-01-07
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Oakey
Death Date 1917-09-20
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 1st Australian Machine Gun Company
  • 1st Australian Machine Gun Company
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Lance Corporal Frank Gilbert Usher (337, 21st Coy, Australian Machine Gun Corps) was born 7 January 1900 in Oakey, Queensland. He was working as a woodcutter near Toowoomba when he enlisted in March 1916. Frank died of wounds received in the battle of Menin Road on 20 September 1917. He was buried in the Belgian Battery Military Cemetery, but his grave was not able to be located after the war. Frank is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. He was 17 years 8 months. Frank’s brother Corporal Ralph Richard Usher was wounded at Noreuil in March 1917.



Date of birth 07 January 1900
Date of enlistment 18 March 1916
Date of embarkation 16 August 1916
Date of death 20 September 1917
Date of fate 20 September 1917