Text: Karen Agutter
Image: National Archives Australia: Series B2455, SCHANTZ FRANK ALLEN
Frank Allen Schantz was born at Piccadilly in 1889 to Niels Morgomso Schantz and Jane (nee Allen). Frank attended Crafers Primary School and was a gardener by occupation. He enlisted for service in August 1915 aged 26.
Private Schantz, number 2783, Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915. He served in the 10th Infantry Battalion in France and lost his life in Belgium on 20th September 1917. He is remembered on Panel 17 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, on panel 60 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial and his name is listed on the Lych Gate Memorial in Stirling.
Private Schantz’s WWI service records re available at https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=8075649&S=1
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