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Francis Lionel McPHERSON

Regimental number8604
Place of birthExeter, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressTerowie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31.6
Height5' 8.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Gladys McPherson, Terowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Royal Australian Artillery, Largs Bay, South Australia;left at own request.
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Discharge date1 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 27 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 1 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 March 1950
Age at death64
Place of burialNorth Road Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, McPHERSON Francis Lionel

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