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Francis William PAYNE

Regimental number1531
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSwanston Street State School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Payne, 87 Little Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military service9th AGA; Served in the Senior Cadets and the Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date1 July 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 June 1918
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Gaika on 30 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularVolunteered at outset of War for Active Service Abroad, but detained up to time of enlistment for Home Defence with the Australian Garrison Artillery.
FateDied of disease 26 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDevonport, England
Age at death22.3
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialEfford Cemetery (Church C. 4777), Devonshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Clara Edith PAYNE, 87 Little Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria. Native of Melbourne, Victoria

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