WO1 Frank Wittman

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Heres a special man !

    The minimum height for eligibility to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force was 5 foot 2 inches (1.55 metres) but Wittman stood a mere 3 foot 8 inches tall (1.12 metres). What Frank Wittman lacked in height, he made up for in sheer perseverance - he refused to be treated as undesirable because of his stature. He sought the assistance of a general and a colonel to support his case to be accepted into the AIF. His persistence paid off when, in May 1915, aged 26 years and 5 months, he was sworn into the Australian Imperial Force.


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