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Francis John PONTING

Regimental number1304
Date of birth10 June 1896
Place of birthMcMahons Reef, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOlney Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Ponting, Olney Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 October 1915
Other detailsAlso served in World War II: enlisted, Cootamundra, 7 February 1940; discharged, 12 June 144, as N71687 Sergeant.
Date of death15 August 1952
Place of burialCootamundra Cemetery

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