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Francis Andrew WRIGHT

Regimental number1811
Place of birthPambula, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSignwriter
Address86 Norton Street,Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.75"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J K Wright, 86 Norton Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date12 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Anzac, 17 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Malta, 23 September 1915, and admitted to Cottonera Hospital; transferred to England, 27 October 1915, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, Northfield, 1 November 1915 (enteric).

Taken on strength, Monte Video Camp, Weymouth, 22 February 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 August 1916; rejoined 20th Bn, in the field, 30 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 November 1916 (scabies); discharged to duty, 16 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 18 December 1916.

Hands burned in accident, 12 March 1917, Rye Trench, Le Barque, while in charge of Company Signals; soldier not to blame; admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 March 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 25 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 27 March 1917; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 30 March 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 9 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 April 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 October 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 June 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 July 1918; to Ambulance Train No 29, 2 July 1918, and admitted to 12th USA General Hospital, Rouen, 3 July 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 5 July 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, 9 July 1918; to Intermediate Base Depot, Havre, 10 September 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 September 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Weymouth, 5 October 1918, while on leave (valvular disease of the heart); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 January 1919 (debility).

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 5 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 7 April 1919, to disembark Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 13 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 June 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRIGHT Francis Andrew

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