Frank William Giuliano
June 24, 2015
GIULIANO, Frank William- – – – SPC 1908-1911
DoB:- – 1899, Footscray, VIC
Father:– – Giovanni (John) Giuliano, 215 Sturt St, Ballarat, a fruiterer
Mother:– – Annette, nee Portelli
Service No:– 799
Rank:- – Private
Unit:– – 8th Machine Gun Company (M G Coy)
Frank Giuliano enlisted on 26 April 1917, aged 21 years and six months. He was a single man, five feet, two and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His occupation was stated as shop assistant, and it is likely that he worked in his parent’s fruit shop in Sturt Street.
On 20 November 1917, Private Giuliano embarked for overseas service from Melbourne aboard the Indarra. He travelled via Suez, and disembarked at Southampton on 2 February 1918. He marched in to Codford where he undertook further training, before proceeding overseas to France on 4 June 1918.
At Rouen, France he sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm, described as slight, and was admitted to Queen Mary’s Military Hospital in France. He was later transferred to the UK for further recovery.
He was granted furlough in England for the best part of four weeks, from 21 December to 14 January 1919, before preparing for his return to Australia on 25 January aboard the Delta.
Frank Giuliano settled into civilian life, and married Dorothy Alice Butters in 1926, when he was 27 years old. The couple settled in the Eastern Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills and they had three children.
Frank died on 6 January 1972 at the age of 73 years. He was buried at the Springvale Cemetery, Victoria.