Francis GILLEN

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GILLEN, Francis

Service Number: 3012
Enlisted: 3 September 1914
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Kilmore, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Kilmore, Mitchell, Victoria
Schooling: Balmattum East State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Accidental (Injuries), Belgium, 15 January 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dranoutre Military Cemetery
INSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF MY LOVED HUSBAND & OUR DEAR DADDY AT PEACE WITH GOD
Memorials: Adelaide Christian Brothers' College WW1 Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1
17 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3012, Divisional Ammunition Column
17 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3012, Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Geelong, Melbourne
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Transport A7 Medic
15 Jan 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3012

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 31 and the son of Hugh and Katherine Gillen; husband of Ruby Violet Gillen, of St. James, Benalla, Victoria, Australia.