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Francis William RYAN

Regimental number5443
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address6 Inglis Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Ryan, 6 Inglis Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Date of death25 February 1921
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNorthcote Cemetery (Grave No. 66), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
95
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Mrs Florence RYAN. Native of Northcote. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.
Discharge date9 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board A 'Suevic', 21 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 7 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 9 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RYAN Francis William

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