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Francis Raphael WALSH

Regimental number220
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPhotographer
Address16 Marion Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Agnes Walsh, 16 Marion Street, Unley, South Australia
Previous military service4 years Cadets
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date22 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 12688 Pte George WALSH, 11th Field Ambulance, 23 June 1919; 201 Pte Richmond Ambrose WALSH, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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