Frank Schryver

Francis Esdale "Frank" Schryver, DCM, MM (31 October 1888 – 3 February 1965) was an Australian soldier and swimmer.[3] He competed for Australasia at the 1912 Summer Olympics in the men's 200 metre breaststroke and the men's 400 metre breaststroke.[4] In doing so, he became the first Western Australian to represent Australia at an Olympic Games.[5]

Frank Schryver
Born(1888-10-31)31 October 1888
Perth, Western Australia
Died3 February 1965(1965-02-03) (aged 76)[2]
Service/branchAustralian Army
Years of service1914–1919
Battles/warsFirst World War
Second World War
AwardsDistinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal

Schryver also served with the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War. A stretcher-bearer with the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital for much of the war,[6] he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal for bravery on the Western Front.[7]


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  2. ^ Roberts, Sharyn. "SCHRYVER, Frank Esdale". Virtual War Memorial Australia. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Frank Schryver". Olympedia. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Frank Schryver Bio, Stats, and Results". Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Western Australian Olympic Council - Information Package" (PDF). Australian Olympic Committee website. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  6. ^ "First World War Embarkation Rolls: Frank Schryver". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  7. ^ Coe, Bruce (2014). "Australasia's 1912 Olympians and the Great War". International Journal for the History of Sport. 31 (18): 2313–2325. doi:10.1080/09523367.2014.918107. S2CID 144974200.