John Bungay FRANCIS

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FRANCIS, John Bungay

Service Number: 5700
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, 8 January 1895
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Kadina Public School and Wallaroo Public School
Occupation: Bee-keeper
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5700, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5700, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5700, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5700, 48th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

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Biography

"...5700 Private John Bungay Francis, 48th Battalion. A beekeeper from Port Lincoln, SA prior to enlistment, Pte Francis, along with his brother 5701 Pte Robert Arthur Francis, embarked with the 18th Reinforcements, 10th Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Barambah on 27 June 1916. After transferring to the 48th Battalion, he was killed in action in Belgium, aged 22, and is buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. Pte Robert Francis was later killed in action in France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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