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Francis Sydney TANNER

Regimental number6893
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
AddressEmmaville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Tanner, Emmaville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War: enlisted 27 December 1900, Trooper No. 742, 1st Kitchener's Fighting Scouts; discharged 25 June 1901. Re-enlisted Durban, 8 July 1901, No. 782, 1st Imperial Light Horse; discharged 28 February 1902. Re-enlisted Cape Town, 9 April 1902, No. 42093, Neiland River Orange Colony Scouts; discharged, 30 June 1902.
Enlistment date17 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

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