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Desmond Francis BACON

Regimental number3697
Date of birth6 August 1897
Place of birthBeechworth, Victoria
SchoolBeechworth State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address92 Gamon Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Bacon, 92 Gamon Street, Yarrraville, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollINF5REIN12
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Other detailswar service: France. Wounded, Pozieres, 25 July 1916; returned to duty, 19 December 1916.

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