Francis Pring HUXTABLE

HUXTABLE, Francis Pring

Service Number: 4819
Enlisted: 21 September 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Westgate, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1891
Home Town: Marble Bar, East Pilbara, Western Australia
Schooling: West Cliff School, Ramsgate, England
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, France, 14 August 1916
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot 1V, Row D, Grave 28, Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Marble Bar War Memorial, Port Hedland Pilbarra Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4819, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 4819, 11th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 4819, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
25 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1), Transferred from the 11th Battalion to the 51st Battalion in the field
14 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 4819, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1), Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 4819 awm_unit: 51 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-14

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Dec 1891   Huxtable Francis Pring Newcastle T. 10b 44
He was Christened in Elswick, Northumberland on 21st November 1891.

His parents were James and Maria Whyte Huxtable.

31 Mar 1901-census Forton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

James Huxtable Head 37 Braunton, Devonshire

Maria Whyte Huxtable  Wife 36 Mold, Flintshire

Francis P Huxtable Son 9 Westgate Newcastle, Northumberland

Dorothy G Huxtable Daughter 7 Westgate Newcastle, Northumberland

Jessie Barratt Servant 21 Gnosall, Staffordshire

Ethel J Armstrong  Servant 17 Newport, Shropshire

1911 census

Folkestone, Kent, England, United Kingdom

James Huxtable Head 47 Braunton, Devonshire

Maria Whyte Huxtable Wife 46 Mold, Flintshire

Francis Pring Huxtable Son 19 Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland-



Dorothy Graddon Huxtable Daughter 17 Newcastle On Tyne, Northumberland

Annie Elizabeth Moore Servant 25 Ashford, Kent.

Age on arrival in Australia 19.

Enlistment date 21 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 25 August 1915.

Next of kin
Father, Mr J Huxtable, 51 The Avenue, Kew, England.

Kew is near Richmond-on Thames; Francis is remembered on the Richmond War Memorial.

Unit name-11th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 1 April 1916

Unit from Nominal Roll 51st Battalion.

51st Battalion, Australian Infantry. 13th Brigade. 4th Australian Division, A.I.F. Killed in action near Courcelette between 14/08/1916 and 16/08/1916


Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of James Huxtable of 51 The Avenue, Kew, England

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Francis had served an apprenticeship of 3 years in photography with Speights of New Bond Street.