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Francis Samuel CARDER

Regimental number1021
Place of birthWorcester, Cape Colony
SchoolBeaufort River State School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Carder, Wagin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLa Chapelatte British Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 4), Peronne, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jemima CARDER, Wagin, Western Australia. Born at Worcester, Cape Province, South Africa
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2501 Pte Leslie Arthur CARDER, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917.

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