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Francis Joseph WHELAN

Regimental number3642
Place of birthZeehan, Tasmania
SchoolZeehan State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address376 William Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 3.75"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Whelan, 376 William Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death33
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 24th Bn, 14 March 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2910809: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-1919.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHELAN Francis Joseph
Red Cross File No 2910809

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