Francis Anthony ANGELINETTA


ANGELINETTA, Francis Anthony

Service Number: 11
Enlisted: 20 October 1915
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glebe Point, New South Wales, 1894
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Petersham Commercial School, Sydney
Occupation: Glass Decorator
Died: Killed in action, Armentieres, France, 22 January 1917
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot III, Row D, Grave # 22
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 11
13 May 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 11, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Embarked Corporal, SN 11, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
12 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 36th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 1894 at Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales (Birth Cert:13269/1894)

Father Arthur Henry Rocco Angelinetta (b. __ - d. 1954 Sutherland, NSW)
married 1893 at Glebe, NSW 
Mother Ann Clarkson Angelinetta (nee Brady) (b. __ - d. 1942 Kogarah, NSW)
lived at 257 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW.

Brother:  Harrison Rocco Angelinetta born 1901 at Glebe, NSW

Previous military service:-
4 yrs 4mths  - Quarter Master Sergeant, with 35th Infantry Citizens Military Force,
                      Marrickville, NSW

Next of kin in service:-
Lieutenant I.E. White
Sapper W. Baker

Captain F. Krinks MM
Lieutenant L. Flannery
Sergeant J. Krinks
Private S. Flannery
Private A Bushby
Private R Brady
Corporal R. White

Described on enlisting as 21 yrs 1 mth old; single; 5' 4" tall; 
fresh complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair; Methodist

20/10/1915     enlisted at Holdsworthy, NSW
                      appointed to A Company 36th Battalion, Broadmeadow Camp

13/5/1916       embarked from Sydney, NSW, onboard HMAT A72 Beltana
                      as a Corporal in 36th Battalion, A Company
9/7/1916         disembarked into Devonport, England

marched into the Durrington Army Camp at Lark Hill, England
commenced training with the 9th Infanty Training Battalion.

22/11/1916     Larkhill, England - troops entrained at Amesbury Station in three trains.                    

22/11/1916     embarked onboard Caesarea for overseas
                      promoted to Lance Sergeant

23/11/1916      disembarked into Le Havre, France & marched to No1 Rest Camp

24/11/1916      joined 36th Battalion, marched to point 3 Railway Station, Le Harve
                       entrained and left Le Harve.  Proceeded via Montcrolier Buchy, Abbeville;
                       via Boulogne Calais and Bailleul. Arrived at Bailleul at 4:25pm 25/11/1916.

25/11/1916      detrained at Bailleul marched to billets at Merris district (quartered in 12 billets)
                       headquarters at Hameur Farm.

26/11/1916      4 Officers 100 men "A" Company arrived at Merris at 8:30am
                       - Hostile aircraft shelled overhead 2:15pm.

28/11/1916      Battalion left for Armentieres in 16 Motor Lorries. Whole Battalion reported in
                       billets at Armentieres at 5:30pm. Headquarters established at 6:00pm Rue De Strasburg.

29/11/1916       whole Battalion still in billets-supply Working Parties Only.

30/11/1916       visited the front line on left sector of defences at Armentiers.

22/1/1917         Armenteries.  Enemy started light shelling at 10:00am. At 2:00pm locality 16 & 17
                        was heavily bombarded also locality 14 which ended in a box barrage being put on
                        at 4:10pm and an attack by the enemy from Pimple Salient. They entered our
                        trenches but were only in 10 minutes.
                        (Casualties 11 killed, 36 wounded, 4 missing -
                                        Possible the 4 missing were buried by Minnies)
                        -- Francis being one of those casualites.

(information courtesy of 36th Battalion war Diary)

22/1/1917        killed in action - Armentieres, France

Buried in:         Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
                       Plot III, Row D, Grave # 22

Medals:            British War medal (38744), Victory medal (38431) and
                       Memorial Plaque and Scroll (315213)

His name is commemorated on Panel 126 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  1/7/2016.   Lest we forget.