Francis Henry WADE

Regimental number13
Place of birthMenindie, New South Wales
SchoolFremantle State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinBrother, C Wade, Wooroloo, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Bugler in Fremantle Infantry; discharged at own request.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 24 May 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder), and admitted to Military Hospital, Valetta, Malta; transferred to England, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 28 June 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915.

Died at sea (sarcoma of lungs: cancer; exhaustion), 29 October 1915.

Buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 October 1915
SourcesNAA: B2455, WADE Francis Henry