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Francis William LORD

Regimental number1205
Date of birth--/08/1894
ReligionChurch of England
Address6 Devonshire Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinRuth and Samuel Lord, 6 Devonshire Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military service31st Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 1
Promotion date: 2 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his battery was for a long time under heavy hostile shell and machine gun fire, and suffering severe casualties he moved about amongst the men, assisting to serve the guns and maintaining the morale of the battery by his cheerfulness and splendid gallantry under the most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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