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Francis Williams ELLIS

Regimental number877
Place of birthCobar, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressHunt Street, Wrightville via Cobar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Ellis, Hunt Street, Wrightville via Cobar, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
82
Discharge date15 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 9 February 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 13 March 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 15 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 May 1920
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIS Francis Williams

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