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Francis Nathaniel DAY

Regimental number3274
Place of birthStanthorpe, Queensland
ReligionBaptist
OccupationClerk
AddressRoss Street, Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie E Day, Ross Street, Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 2 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nathaniel James and Jessie DAY
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous good work and devotion to duty. During the period 16th/17th September to 31st December/1st January 1918. This N.C.O. has carried out the duties of Battalion orderly Room corporal and has kept the Battalion records in a most efficient manner frequently under fire and very adverse conditions. Whether in the line or out he has always done his duty thoroughly and cheerfully and his efforts have left nothing that could be desired.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 November 1931
Age at death36
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland

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