Henry Albert FRANCO

Regimental number1098
Place of birthGlanville, South Australia
SchoolSt. Joseph's Catholic School, Port Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressMartin Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Norah Walton, Martin Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 June 1916

FateDied of disease 16 February 1918
Place of death or woundingSt Omer Hospital, France
Age at death34.7
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francisco and Nora FRANCO, Martin Street, Birkenhead, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Silver Medal (Serbia)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917