Herbert Walter Alexander FRANCIS


FRANCIS, Herbert Walter Alexander

Service Number: 3953
Enlisted: 29 October 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Warra, Queensland, 7 August 1895
Home Town: Warra, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Warra State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Flers, France, 28 October 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
AIF Burial Ground, Flers, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Warra War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3953, Toowoomba, Queensland
31 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3953, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3953, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Brisbane
28 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3953, 31st Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3953 Private Herbert Walter Francis. A labourer of Warra, Qld, Francis enlisted on 29 October 1915. He embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT Wandilla (A62) with the 9th Reinforcements of the 25th Battalion on 31 January 1916 and joined the 31st Battalion on 9 October 1916. Pte Francis died of wounds on 28 October 1916, aged 21, and is buried at the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)