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Francis WRIGHT

Regimental number8020
Place of birthPreston, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrinter
Address20 Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Wright, 20 Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and good work as linesman during the final offensive. In the attack on the Hindenburg line at Bellicourt on 29 September, 1918, he took messages to the rear, under heavy fire, when other communication had failed, and subsequently maintained communication. At Brancourt, on 9 October, he rendered very valuable assistance with a mobile section, and subsequently returned under considerable fire with a report.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death4 July 1942
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery

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