Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 1872

Birthplace: Anmer, Norfolk, England

Parents: John Dyble, Martha Burrell

Died: 21 February, 1936

Cause: Took his own life; Registration No. 1818

Place of death: Melton, Victoria

Burial place: Springvale Necropolis, Church of England, Compartment B, Section 1, Grave 26, Springvale, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


23rd battalion 9/12 reinforcements



Regimental Service Number: 4092

Enlistment date: 27 July, 1915 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 43 (46) years

Address at enlistment: 79 Cardigan St, Carlton

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Married

Next of kin: Irene May Dyble (nee Keilley)

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 10 stone 7 pounds
Complexion: Sallow
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Grey
Distinctive marks: Scars on back

Embarkation ship: HMAT A18 Wiltshire.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 22 July, 1917

Return Vessel: A71 Nestor.

Arrival at Australia: 4 August, 1917.

Discharge Date: 1 November, 1917

War Service Summary

26/07/1915    4th Depot Battalion
21/01/1916    23rd Battalion, 10/23 Reinforcements
05/09/1916    Proceeded overseas to France 06/09/1916    Marched out to join Unit, Etaples
22/09/1916    With 23rd Battalion, 10 Reinforcements
24/12/1916    To hospital; sick
28/12/1916    Diagnosed with nephritis; invalided to England
30/12/1916    Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital; sick; severe
22/07/1917    Returned to Australia for Home Service after being reclassified C2
01/11/1917    Discharged, medically unfit

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
1900 - Married Irene May Keilley Reg. # 2077
No children

Place/s of residence:
1888 - Maryborough, Queensland, arrival port
1903 - Forrest
1919-1936 Melton

Labourer Electoral Rolls 1903 1934
Farmer Local knowledge & newspaper accounts

Date of death:
21/02/1936 Reg. # 1818
Place of burial:
Springvale Necropolis, Church of England, Compartment B, Section 1, Grave 26

Other relevant information:
03/02/1888 Arrived at Maryborough, Qld., aboard the Duke of Argyll, aged 19
1903 Frank and Irene were living at Forrest, Corangamite. He was a labourer.

After discharge Frank settled in the Melton area of
Victoria. He took his own life in 1936. His wife was sent to the Beechworth Asylum. She was both blind and deaf.

Birth 1869 according to 1888 Immigration record


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Newspaper accounts