Birth date: 1898
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Kent, Dover
Death date: 10 December 1916
Death place: France: Picardie, Somme, Flers
Final rank: Gunner
Service number: 2298 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 24th Australian Field Artillery Brigade

Gunner Frank Garth was born in Dover, England and educated at Eglington Road School, Woolwich, Kent. He came to Australia when he was 13 years old and joined the Australian Imperial Force on 19 June 1915. Garth embarked on the HMAT Wandilla from Fremantle, Western Australia on 25 June 1915. He was wounded in action at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915.
After recovering from his wounds in Egypt he returned to service with the 24th Field Artillery Brigade. He was killed in action on 10 December 1916 in the Flers Sector, France at the age of 18 years 4 months. Frank Garth is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France.

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Gunner
  • Date of Death: 10 December 1916
  • Unit: 24th Australian Field Artillery Brigade

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 25 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Fremantle

Private Record

Garth, Frank (Gunner)

Collection relating to service of 2298 Gunner Frank Garth, 24 Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of one letter to his mother, which describes his wounding in action during the charge on Hill 971 and evacuation to the hospital ship Delta. Maker: Garth, Frank

1DRL/0306 (With records)



Portrait of an Reginald Garth, a 12 year old Perth boy who stowed away on the transport RMS Mooltan. He is wearing a uniform that was especially made for him by soldiers on board ship once he was discovered. A fuss was made of him and Colonel Fiaschi who was on board was willing to take him to...


Digitised Collection

Letter from Frank Garth to his Mother, 1915

Letter relating to the First World War service of 2298 Gunner Frank Garth, 24th Field Artillery Brigade. The letter was writen by Frank Garth to his mother on 11 August 1915. Writing from his hospital bed, Garth describes his wounding during the charge on Hill 971.



Date of birth 1898
Date of embarkation 1915-06-25
Date of death 1916-12-10