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Francis WALLMEYER

Regimental number1784
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCook
Address151 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Wallmeyer, 151 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5895 Pte Leigh WALLMEYER, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 1 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 April 1916; disembarked Alexandria (date not recorded).

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2840901: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLMEYER Francis
Red Cross File No 2840901

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