Service Number: 6988
Enlisted: 16 October 1916, Newcastle, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamilton, New South Wales, 15 May 1894
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Packer
Died: Natural causes, Auburn, New South Wales, 30 April 1963, aged 68 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Hamilton St. Peter's Church Honor Roll, Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6988, 4th Infantry Battalion, Newcastle, New South Wales
11 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6988, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6988, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
4 Oct 1917: Wounded Broodseinde Ridge, GSW (hand)
9 Jun 1918: Wounded Merris (France), 2nd occasion - GSW (right leg)
31 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6988, 4th Infantry Battalion

My pop

My pop Harold Francis was born on the 15th of May 1894 in Hamilton, N.S.W., Australia. He was 22 years and 5 months old when he enlisted on the 16th of October 1916 in Newcastle, N.S.W. He embarked from Sydney on the Suevi on 11th of November, 1916. Disembarked in Devonport on the 30th of January, 1917. He then left from England to France. He was wounded in action in France gun shot wound to hand in 1917. Was wounded again in action, gun shot wound to leg 1918. Returned to Australia in 1919 and was discharged. He married Lily and had 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls he died aged 68 on the 30th of April 1963, in Auburn, N.S.W., Australia. I am very proud of my pop.

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