Allan Allwood FRANCIS

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FRANCIS, Allan Allwood

Service Numbers: 228, S212437, S969
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia Initial draft of the 32nd Battalion
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Birdwood (orig Blumberg), South Australia, 16 August 1890
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper
Died: Illness-Died of coronary thrombosis, Forest Gardens, Woodside, South Australia, 9 May 1941, aged 50 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Row 10G Grave 7
Memorials: BalaklavaHB2*, BalaklavaHB3*, Unley HB01 Town Hall*
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 228, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia Initial draft of the 32nd Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 228, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 228, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
23 Sep 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 5th Machine Gun Battalion, Unit: 5 MG Btn Promotion date: 23 September 1918

World War 2 Service

2 Oct 1939: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S212437, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
2 Oct 1939: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
7 Dec 1939: Discharged
26 Jul 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
27 Jul 1940: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lance Sergeant, SN S969, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography

Allan Allwood FRANCIS was born 16.8.1890 in Blumberg, South Australia to William FRANCIS and Louise TROTTER He enlisted on 1.7.1915, SERN: 228

He re-enlisted for service in WW2 on 2.10.1939 being discharged on 7.12.1939 SERN: S212437

He re-enlisted for Service in WW2 again on 26.7.1940 SERN: S969 (3rd Infantry training battalion)

Allan died 9.5.1941 in South Australia of Illness and was interred in the West Terrace Cemetery in Adelaide

 

"—Sergt. A. A. Francis— On Friday evening at Woodside camp, Sergt. Allan A. Francis, aged 50 years, attached to the 2nd training battalion, died suddenly. He had attended a camp concert, and at 10 o'clock had just retired to bed when he passed away. Deceased, who was single and a captain in the last war, was interred in the A.I.F. section of the West terrace cemetery on Sunday." - from the Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser 15 May 1941 (nla.gov.au)

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