Francis Joseph DE DAUNTON


DE DAUNTON, Francis Joseph

Service Number: 842
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Port Douglas, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 28 December 1890
Home Town: Mossman, Queensland
Schooling: Oakdale Provisional School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 29 July 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.1
Plot XXX, Row C, Grave 13
Memorials: Mossman War Memorial, Pentland & District Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 842, 25th Infantry Battalion, Port Douglas, Queensland
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 842, 25th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 842, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 842, 25th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Francis Joseph De DAUNTON was born in Charters Towers, Queensland on 28th December, 1890

His parents were Henry Douglas De DAUNTON & Margaret MARSDEN

He enlisted in Port Douglas on 8th March, 1915 & embarked from Brisbane on the HMAT Aeneas on 29th June 1915 with the 25th Infantry Battalion, D Company

Francis was Killed in Action at Pozieres in France on 29th July, 1916  and is buried in the Serre Road Cemetery No. 1


two of his brothers also served during WW1

1. Henry Marsden De DAUNTON (SN unknown) who died in Queensland on 9th June, 1916

2. John Douglas De DAUNTON (SN2418) who returned to Australia in 1918