Francis Edward DAKIN

Regimental number3777
Place of birthAscot Vale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address25 Barry Street, Kew Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Dakin, c/o Bank of Australasia, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent and thorough attention to his duties from 25th February to 16th September, 1918. Sergeant DAKIN has served in the Administrative Office of this Division since December, 1916, and since October, 1917, has carried out the duties of "A" Clerk in a highly proficient manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1929