Eric FRANCIS

FRANCIS, Eric

Service Numbers: 3049, 3966
Enlisted: 31 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: No. 56 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 17 June 1894
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Ipswich Grammar School
Occupation: Boarding Master
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, 25 August 1983, aged 89 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Central Congregational Church Ipswich Pictorial Honour Board, East Brisbane War Memorial, Ipswich Soldier's Memorial Hall Great War
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World War 1 Service

31 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3049, Brisbane, Queensland
20 Jan 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
28 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane
27 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
18 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion
6 Aug 1918: Transferred Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
4 Jul 1919: Discharged Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)

World War 2 Service

1 Oct 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 3966, No. 56 Squadron (RAF), Empire Air Training Scheme
17 Jan 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 3966, No. 56 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of John Vigers Francis and Isabella Anderson