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Francis Peter CONROY

Regimental number855
Place of birthMuckleford, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBrewery employee
AddressBald Hills near Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, James Conroy, Bald Hills near Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date23 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFlanders
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 1), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Muckleford Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: James (d. 25 August 1928, aged 86; bu. Muckleford) and Catherine Mary (d. 24 October 19336, aged 81; bu. Muckleford) CONROY
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4256 Pte John William CONROY, 48th Bn, died of wounds, 8 August 1918; 668 Pte Joseph CONROY, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 November 1915; 1678 Lance Corporal Phillip Michael CONROY, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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