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Regimental number1786
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressIpswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Vigers Francis, Thorn Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Date of death24 May 1919
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date25 April 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Eric FRANCIS, 8th Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 16 March 1919; Captain Trevor FRANCIS MC, 9th Bn, killed in action, 14 March 1917.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918; discharged Brisbane, 25 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 May 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANCIS Vincent

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