George Hubert FRANCIS MC

FRANCIS, George Hubert

Service Number: 662
Enlisted: 25 March 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Sydney, NSW, 10 April 1892
Home Town: Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Shore Church of England Grammar School, Hawkesbury Agricultural College
Occupation: Station Overseer
Died: 21 August 1965, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 662, 12th Light Horse Regiment, Liverpool, NSW
13 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 662, 12th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Suevic embarkation_ship_number: A29 public_note: ''
13 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 662, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry Frank Francis, 'Wirain', Shelleri Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of two guns during an enemy attack. He covered the retirement of the brigade until the enemy were within 200 yards. Two days later, he set a fine example to all ranks under heavy fire by his courage and ability in locating , engaging, and destroying enemy machine guns and troops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

After his return from active service worked as a Station Overseer and then bought his own property, 'Tara' near Wellington, New South Wales in 1922 where he lived until his death