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Francis Gordon ANGRAVE

Regimental number4729
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
SchoolState School
Other trainingSchool of Mines, Mechanic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
AddressGawler, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs R E Angrave, Commercial Road, Gawler West, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Military Cadets.
Enlistment date10 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGood natured and light hearted and loved by all his friends. He rode 100 miles on a push bike to enlist and 150 mile by train presenting himself at the recruiting office 5 times before acceptance.
FateKilled in Action 23 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death19.7
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery, (Plot 1, Row A, Grave 42), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Thomas and Rosalie Ellen Angrave of Gawler Railway, South Australia
Family/military connectionsUncle: 258 Pte Alfred James ANGRAVE, 1st Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 3 June 1916; H.R. Dack (uncle) killed at Polygon Wood; John Wilcomb (cousin); G.McLeod; A Wilcomb (cousin). Killed in France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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