Frank Montgomery POINTER (MONTGOMERY)

Frank Montgomery Pointer Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Brisbane
Resided
Singleton NSW
Occupation
Railway Timekeeper
Enlisted
09-August-1916
Place
Sydney NSW
Age
30
Status
Single
Service No
6096
Rank
Private
Unit
24th Battalion, 17th Reinforcements
Embarked
31-October-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
09-October-1917
Place
Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour.

 

Frank Montgomery Pointer – Brisbane born and married with two daughters - enlisted in August 1916 as Frank Montgomery (his mother's maiden name) of Singleton NSW, single with no children. After six months training in England he landed in France in July 1917. He was killed in action in Belgium on 9 October at the battle of Broodseinde Ridge. His body was never found.