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Francis Douglas SEYMOUR

Regimental number1672
Place of birthBeaudesert, Queensland
SchoolWynnum State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMorningside, Cleveland Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Eunice Seymour, Morningside, Cleveland Line, Queensland
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death19.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBethlehem Farm East Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 6), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary SEYMOUR, "Lauriston", Morningside, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Beaudesert, Queensland
Family/military connectionsUncle: Pte Arthur Stewart Bridson, killed in action, France; brother: Pte Henry Deane Seymour, wounded, Messines, Belgium.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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