Frank Woodhouse was commissioned into the 9th Battalion as a second lieutenant on June 26, 1909 and was promoted to Lieutenant on December 1, 1909. On July 17, 1913 he was promoted to Captain.
He sailed with the battalion to Egypt in September 1914 and served with them through their training and preparations for action. He landed with the Battalion at Gallipoli on May 9, 1915.
In Gallipoli he was 2nd in command to Major NOWELL in the Battle of Krithia Vineyard and briefly assumed command of 1/2 of the Battalion when Major NOWELL was wounded. In September he was in charge of 102 men who went to Imbros for training and in October was in command of “A” and “C” Companies when they were temporarily attached to the 1/5th East Lancs Battalion.
In Egypt he temporarily took over command of the Battalion from May 18 – 20, 1916 when Lt. Col. DH WADE temporarily assumed command of the 126th Brigade. In September he left the Battalion to take leave in England.