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Walter Alexander FRANCIS

Regimental number21219
Place of birthBeaudesert, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPeachester, via Beerwah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rachel Francis, Peachester, via Beerwah, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter William and Rachel FRANCIS. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date13 August 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 13 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death16 March 1932
Age at death36
Place of burialPeachester Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANCIS Walter Alexander

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