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William FRANCIS

Regimental number1652
Place of birthSalisbury, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStonemason and miner
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 10"
Weight153.5 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr Robert Francis, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed 3 years A Company, B Battalion
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLaverton, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date18 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 12 September 1917; discharged (over age), Perth, 18 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 September 1938
Age at death63
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 1 East), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANCIS William

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