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Francis Frederick TOWNSEND

Regimental number2918
Place of birthBurnie Tasmania
ReligionBaptist
OccupationProspector
AddressBurnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Hy. Townsend, Burnie, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row I, Grave No. 18), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
67
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Katherine Mary TOWNSEND, Upper Burnie, Tasmania
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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