Lance Sergeant Frank Jubilee Olle

Service number 723
Ranks Held Corporal, Lance Sergeant, Sergeant
Birth Date 10 April 1887
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Heywood
Death Date 31 May 1915
Death Place Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Final Rank Lance Sergeant
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

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.



Date of birth 10 April 1887
Date of enlistment 18 August 1914
Date of embarkation 21 October 1914
Date of death 31 May 1915