Frank Schryver

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Frank Schryver
Nickname(s) "Snow"[1]
Born (1888-10-31)31 October 1888
Perth, Western Australia
Died 1965
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1914–1919
Rank Sergeant
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal

Francis Esdale "Frank" Schryver, DCM, MM (31 October 1888 – 1965) was an Australian soldier and swimmer. He competed for Australasia at the 1912 Summer Olympics in the men's 200 metre breaststroke and the men's 400 metre breaststroke.[2] In doing so, he became the first Western Australian to represent Australia at an Olympic Games.[3]

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,[4] he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal for bravery on the Western Front.[5]


  1. ^ "Schryver Ignored". The Referee. 15 February 1933. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Frank Schryver Bio, Stats, and Results". Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Western Australian Olympic Council - Information Package" (PDF). Australian Olympic Committee website. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "First World War Embarkation Rolls: Frank Schryver". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Coe, Bruce (2014). "Australasia's 1912 Olympians and the Great War". International Journal for the History of Sport. 31 (18): 2313–2325.