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Francis James MASKELL

Regimental number1752
Place of birthTatura, Victoria
SchoolTatura and Shepparton East State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
AddressShepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Arthur Maskell, Shepparton, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 8 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Place of death or woundingEstrees, France
Age at death31
Place of burialProspect Hill Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 18), Gouy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Elizabeth MASKELL, 93 High Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2551 Pte Richard Herbert MASKELL, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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