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Francis George RAYNER

Regimental number59
Place of birthLondon England
OccupationChemist's assistant
Address21 Service Crescent, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Rayner, 21 Service Crescent, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Military Medal

'On 9th April, 1918, east of HEILLY near ALBERT, this N.C.O. frequently repaired telephone wires under an intense enemy bombardment. He showed utter disregard of danger and his bravery and devotion to duty were largely responsible for communications being maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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