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Francis William OWENS

Regimental number379
Place of birthNarromine New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressArtillery Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs K Owens, Blaxland Street, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBQMS
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently done good work throughout and under fire has at all times set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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