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Francis George BANWELL

Regimental number4251
Place of birthTumut, New South Wales
SchoolTumut Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressSouth Gundagai, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Annie Banwell, Tumut, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in South Gundagai Hospital, New South Wales.
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Age at death24.11
Place of burialGundagai, New South Wales (accidentally shot)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Elizabeth Anne Banwell, Tumut, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte Herbert BANWELL, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 April 1919
Age at death27
Place of burialSouth Gundagai Cemetery, New South Wales

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