|Place of birth||Golden Square, Victoria|
|School||Golden Square State School, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, John Francis, 296 Rowan Street, Golden Square, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served as Senior Sergeant in the Senior Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||26.6|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Johnn and Edith Annie FRANCIS, 296 Rowan Street, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourme, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.
Taken on strength, 29th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19-20 July 1916.
Now reported 'KILLED IN ACTION', 20 July 1916. Authority: German Red Cross Death List dated 3.10.1916.
Note, Red Cross File No 1100615: 'Pay book obtained by Germans[.] Cert. by German Death List 9-9-16.'
Note on file: 'Dead - Personal effects forwarded[.] Cert. by German Nachlass List dated 20.8.17.'
Note on Form B103: 'Buried in Fromelles Sh 36 N 22 d&b'.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FRANCIS Thomas William
Red Cross file 1100615