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Francis LOCK

Regimental number326
Place of birthMoolort, Victoria
SchoolMoolort State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarisbrook PO, Carisbrook, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, Francis Lock, Moolort, Victoria
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Work at Ploegsteert on 27-28 May 1917.'
Recommendation date: 31 May 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was wounded at Messines. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
FateKilled in Action 13 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXV, Row J, Grave No. 4), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Charlotte LOCK. Native of Moolort, Victoria

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, as one of a bombing party during a raid upon enemy trenches. He displayed great courage and initiative in working round a party of enemy bombers, killing and capturing them, and entirely breaking the enemy's resistance at that point.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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