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Francis Thomas STRINGER

Regimental number1833
Date of birth25 June 1882
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, F T Stringer, George Street, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He stood on a parapet and rallied men who had been badly shaken by incessant bombs. Finally, having rallied about twelve, he led them over the parapet in counter attack. The enemy fled in disorder.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Cross of St. George - 4th Class (Russia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Cross of St George (Russia), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 August 1948
Age at death66
Place of burialDeniliquin Cemetery, New South Wales

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