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Francis William Joseph BOORMAN

Regimental number2238
Place of birthBangalow, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressNewrybar, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.2
Height5' 4"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Boorman, Newrybar, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 4th Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date21 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Portland, England on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit: chronic pneumonia), Sydney, 21 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Newry Bar.
Date of death30 September 1980
Place of burialLismore Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOORMAN Francis William Joseph

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