Biography

Birth date: 10 April 1887
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Heywood
Death date: 31 May 1915
Death place: Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Final rank: Sergeant
Service number: 723 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion

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 and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lance Sergeant
  • Date of Death: 31 May 1915
  • Unit: 5th Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of embarkation: 21 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Collection Items

Private Record

Olle, Frank Jubilee (Lance Sergeant, b.? - d.1915)

Collection relating to the service of 723 Corporal Frank Jubilee Olle, 5 Battalion, AIF, at sea, Egypt, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a letter written in November 1914 by Corporal Olle while on board HMAT Orvieto en route to Egypt, and a photograph (presumably taken in Egypt) of three... Maker: Olle, Frank Jubilee

1DRL/0662 (With records)

Photograph

H05821

Studio portrait of 723 Lance Sergeant Frank J Olle, 5th Battalion from Penshurst, Victoria. A 27 year old school teacher prior to enlisting on 18 August 1914, he embarked for overseas as a Corporal with D Company from Melbourne on 21 October 1914 aboard HMAT Orvieto. He was promoted to Lance...

H05821

H02263

CAIRO, EGYPT. C. 1916. GRAVE OF 723, LANCE SERGEANT FRANK J.L. OLLE, 5TH BATTALION, AIF, WHO DIED OF WOUNDS ON 1915-05-31. (DONOR Mr OLLE)

H02263

Digitised Collection

Letter and photograph of Frank Jubilee Olle

Letter and photograph relating to First World War service of Lance Sergeant Frank Jubilee Olle. The letter to his parents contains a long description of the Sydney/Emden encounter from Olle's perspective travelling on HMAT Orvieto. He mentions taking on German prisoners from the Emden, and a...

RCDIG0000200

Timeline

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