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Francis DOCTER

Regimental number1935
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
SchoolSt Ambrose School, Brunswick, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C T Docter, 187 Edward Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date29 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cancel Thomas and Alice DOCTER, 187 Edward Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2612 Pte Thomas Canel DOCTER, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 1699 Pte Alfred William DOCTER, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 October 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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