Francis Miller LODGE

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LODGE, Francis Miller

Service Number: 2668
Enlisted: 19 June 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Cottesloe, Western Ausralia, 1 October 1897
Home Town: Babakin, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth High School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action , Passchendaele, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Passchendaele, New British Cemetery
Plot XIII, Row D, Grave. I.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2668, 51st Infantry Battalion, Perth, Western Australia
10 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2668, 51st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2668, 51st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2668, 51st Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

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Biography

Son of Francis Wheatley Lodge, and Marian Lodge, of 31, Congdon St., Osborne, Western Australia. Born at Cottesloe, Western Australia.

His uncle 2697 Pte Frederick Sumner Miller of the 51st Battalion AIF was Killed in Action on 2 April 1917 and his cousin, Pte G B Lodge was Killed in Action on 26  September 1917.