Francis Bewley HOLLIDAY

Regimental number4732
Place of birthSkinburness, County of Cumberland, England
SchoolSeirlle, Wandin, Lillydale School
Age on arrival in Australia7
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClematis, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 3"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel L Holliday, Emerald, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialHedauville Communal Cemetery Extension (Row G, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret HOLLIDAY;husband of Ethel HOLLIDAY, Clematis, Paradise, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 16 September 1916; joined 21st Bn, Belgium, 28 September 1916.

Wounded in action, 12 November 1916 (shrapnel wound, right foot); admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 November 1916; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 15 November 1916; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 21 November 1916; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 December 1916 (laryngitis); to England, 21 December 1916, and admitted same day to Tooting Military Hospital; discharged on furlough, 15 February 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 3 March 1917.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 9 March 1917; to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; rejoined Bn, France, 2 May 1917.

With unit in Belgium, 8 January 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 27 January 1918 (cellulitis, knee); discharged to duty, 7 February 1918; rejoined Bn, 10 February 1918.

Killed in action, Belgium, 6 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal