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Francis Edmund McGRATH

Regimental number1178
Place of birthPoowong, Victoria
SchoolWoodleigh State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWoodleigh Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, M. McGrath, Woodleigh Vale, Victoria
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
FateDied of wounds 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 35), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Alicia MCGRATH, Euston Road, Oakleigh, Victoria. Native of Loch, Victoria

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