Frank Herbert Sherwin

Frank Herbert Sherwin. Image courtesy Molong Express and Western District Advertiser.

Frank Herbert Sherwin. Image courtesy Molong Express and Western District Advertiser.

Frank Herbert Sherwin was born in Cargo in 1892, one of seven children born to Arthur Sherwin and his wife Catherine.

Frank attempted to enlist in WWI on three separate occasions, and was successful on his third attempt, in August 1915. He was working as a bank clerk for the ABC Bank in Yass at the time.

Frank embarked from Sydney in December 1916. He served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcements in Egypt and France. In September 1918 Trooper Sherwin was transferred from France to the Reading War Hospital in England, suffering a gunshot wound to the forearm. He rejoined his unit in France two months later. In June 1919 Frank returned to Australia; he was discharged from the AIF in August of that year.

In May 1942 Frank enlisted in WWII, serving until September 1945. His posting at discharge was 26 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps Part Time Duty.

Frank remained single, and was working as a farmer in Cargo when, in 1955, he slipped and fell from a bridge, sustaining severe spinal injuries. He was taken to Canowindra Hospital and later transferred to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, but died from his injuries two days later.

Frank’s two brothers – Norman Douglas Sherwin and Arthur Townsend Sherwin – also served in WWI.

Molong Express and Western District Advertiser, 4 November 1916, pp. 5-6.
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This entry was posted on September 12th, 2014.