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Francis Clarence ROOKE

Regimental number29673
Place of birthDarlinghurst, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarrier
AddressCharles Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F L Rooke, 14 Charles Street, Prahran, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentShoeing Smith
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 119
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Date of death11 June 1939
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Jane ROOKE
Discharge date2 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 19 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne 10 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 June 1939
Age at death64
Place of burialSpring Vale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROOKE Francis Clarence

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