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Allan Allwood FRANCIS

Regimental number228
Date of birth16 August 1890
Place of birthBlumberg, South Australia
SchoolFlinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
AddressDouglas Street, Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Francis, Douglas Street, Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 5 MG Btn
Promotion date: 23 September 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 5 MG Btn
Promotion date: 1 March 1919

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date--/08/1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 May 1941

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