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Francis Walter Thomas FERBER

Regimental number2309
Date of birth8 June 1892
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBeltana, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.7
Height5' 8"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ferber, Beltana, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 2 August 1919
Discharge date9 January 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2308 Sapper Conrad William Bertram FERBER, 2nd Field Squadron, returned to Australia, 26 January 1919; 2310 Sergeant William Henry FERBER, 15th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Delta', 2 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 9 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 October 1970
Age at death78
Place of burialStirling North Cemetery, Port Augusta, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERBER Francis Walter Thomas

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