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Francis Patrick NOONAN

Regimental number705
Date of birth26 November 1891
Place of birthHerberton, Queensland
SchoolIrvinebank, Atherton Tablelands; West End State School, Townsville, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShipping clerk
Addressc/o Howard Smith, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Teresa Noonan, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date28 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action, returned to duty, 14 May 1915. Embarked from Gallipoli on board HS 'Gascon', date not recorded (pneumonia); admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 June 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 26 July 1915; discharged to Base Details, 4 August 1915.

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 14 December 1915 (mumps); returned to duty, 29 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 11 May 1916; transferred to Hospital Train to Cairo, 23 May 1916, and admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis; discharged and taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 30 May 1916.

Appointed Temporary SQMS, 'B' Squadron, 20 September 1916.

Found guilty, 29 January 1917, of when on active service (1) being absent without leave from 1400, 25 January, to 2230, 26 January 1917; (2) being out of bounds in a brothel. Reverted to permanent rank of Trooper and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 25 February 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal, 26 October 1917; Corporal, 1 March 1918. Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 2 August 1918. Promoted Temporary SQMS, 3 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, to disembark in Brisbane; discharged, 28 June 1919.

Total war service: 4 years 205 days (of which 4 years 81 days were abroad

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName listed on Embarkation Roll as Frances
Date of death9 October 1974
Age at death82
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales

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