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Francis Henry WADDINGHAM

Regimental number1152
Place of birthBunbury, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBalingup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Waddingham, Balingup, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Brigade Machine Gun Company
FateDied 10 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.4
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row C, Grave 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen WADDINGHAM.

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