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Francis Herbert SEMPLE

Regimental number2247
Place of birthBurwood, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
Address21 Wilga Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Semple, 21 Wilga Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 7), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
87
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alice SEMPLE, 105 Holt Avenue, Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Burwood, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsUncle: 286 Sergeant John Sydney Herbert SEMPLE DCM, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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