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Joseph Douglas FRANCE

Regimental number4719
Place of birthLeichhardt, New South Wales
Place of birthLeichardt, New South Wales
SchoolOrange Grove, Leichhardt, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMoulder
Address90 Evans Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, R E France, 148 Cecily Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25.6
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPoelcapelle British Cemetery (Plot LV, Row B, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
82
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Archer and Marion FRANCE
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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