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Francis Joseph VERGE

Regimental number3017
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolAlbany State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Address79 Grosvenor Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Verge, 79 Grosvenor Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentProvisional CPL
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was my only son, his father died on 15th May 1914. (Mother)
FateKilled in Action 03-6 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death25.9
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Samuel Graves Irwin and Elizabeth Verge of 405 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorne, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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