|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||13 Milton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22.4|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E H Pidgeon, 13 Milton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 30), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in St Thomas Cemetery, Enfield, New South Wales. Parents: George and Elizabeth PIDGEON, 13 Milton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales. Native of Sydney. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined Bn, Mudros, 23 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 1 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 45th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 September 1917 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 39th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 15 September 1917 (syphilis); to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 18 September 1917 (balanitis, non-venereal); discharged to Base Depot, 29 September 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 10 October 1917.
Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 January 1918 (scabies); transferred to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 January 1918; discharged to duty, 28 January 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 29 January 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 8 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 March 1918.
Wounded in action, 5 April 1918; now, 20 April 1918, reported killed in action, 5 April 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PIDGEON Francis John|