Francis Wesley TYLER

Regimental number9
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
AddressBrisbane Street, Bulimba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Pauline Tyler, Brisbane Street, Bulimba, Queensland
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operations in the vicinity of BRAY from 22nd August, 1918 to 26th August, 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of signals at the Battalion Command Post. Through his untiring energy and tenacity of purpose, signal communication was maintained throughout the whole of these operations. He frequently left a place of safety during heavy enemy shelling and personally repaired the lines thus setting a fine example to his linesmen. His gallant work proved to be, on more than one occasion, of vital importance to his Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal