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Francis (Frank) Flood


8th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss McKinnon
  • Plaque: 17

Additional Info

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Francis (Frank) Flood [known to his friends as Dinny] was 38 years old when he enlisted in the 8th Infantry Battalion . He was a bachelor who was born in Richmond. He was a labourer and normally worked around Ballarat district. Private Flood was wounded in the arm sometime between 1st and 8th of May 1915, but he didn't report it until the 8th of May by which time the wound had turned septic. He was evacuated from Gallipoli on HMT Alannia to Base at Alexandria, Egypt.
On 24th June 1915 he was discharged to the Convalescent Camp at Alexandria, but was diagnosed as having rheumatism as well. He was admitted to the Convalescent Hospital at Helouan for further treatment to his arm. Private Dinny Flood was discharged from the Army as medically unfit for active service on 1st November 1916. His disability was desribed as 'àinflammation of cellular tissue of the left arm, with formation of much scar tissue & weakness & loss of movementà.' Tree No. 17, an elm, was planted in the Ballarat Avenue by Miss McKinnon, a 'Lucas Girl', on 4th June 1917.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour