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David Thomas FRANCIS

Regimental number2137
Place of birthHengoes, near Coventry, England
Place of birthHengoed, Shropshire
SchoolChurch of England School
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o GPO, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, Wm Francis, 35 Church Street, Oswestry Shropshire, England
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingDardanelles, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHaider Pasha Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 1), Constantinople, Asia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah FRANCIS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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