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Francis Joseph RITSON

Regimental number6614
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway shunter
AddressMoonstone Flats, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ritson, Biggenden PO, Biggenden, Queensland
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1918
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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