|Place of birth||Kilbrush, Co Clare, Ireland|
|Address||Ravenswood Junction via Townsville, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs T O'Brien, Ravenswood Junction via Townsville, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Cunnamulla, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 9 January 1916.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 14 February 1916 (sick); discharged and rejoined Bn, 19 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.
Found guilty, 17 July 1916, of being absenting himself from Billet on 15 July 1916: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Wounded in action and admitted to Liverpool Merchant's Hospital, Etaples, 29 July 1916 (gun shot wound to chest); transferred to England, 2 August 1916; admitted to East Leeds War Hospital, England, 3 August 1916; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 14 September 1916.
Granted leave, 15 September 1916; marched in, from leave, to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 September 1916; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 January 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 31 January 1918; disembarked Sydney, 15 April 1918; discharged, 21 May 1918 (medically unfit: gun shot wound to chest).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GAVIN John Francis|