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Frank Dudley FRANCIS

Regimental number1009
Place of birthBlumberg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressDouglas Street, Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E L Francis, Douglas Street, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Date of death20 December 1920
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialA.I.F. West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Birdwood, South Australia
Discharge date9 April 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 18 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 9 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 December 1920
Age at death33
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5 West, Grave 9), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANCIS Frank Dudley

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