Francis George CARNELL

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CARNELL, Francis George

Service Number: 1004
Enlisted: 5 September 1914, Randwick, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sevenoaks, Kent England, 2 July 1869
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Journalist
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 10 August 1915, aged 46 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - At sea (HS Delta)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

5 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1004, Randwick, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1004, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1004, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1004, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1004, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1004 Lance Corporal Francis George Carnell, 4th Battalion from Neutral Bay, NSW shown wearing the campaign medal ribbons from his previous service in the Boer War. A 45 year old station manager prior to enlisting in the AIF on 5 September 1914, he embarked for overseas with C Company from Sydney on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Euripides (A14). While serving with the battalion at Gallipoli, he was wounded in action at Lone Pine on 7 August 1915. After being evacuated to a hospital ship, he died three days later and was buried at sea. L Cpl Carnell is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli, Turkey with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Charles Campbell College

CARNELL, Francis George

Service number: 1004 

Francis George's rank was Lance Corporal

Service was Australian Imperial Force

Carnell, Francis George was born in Sevenoaks, Kent England, 2 July 1869 and enlisted on 5 September 1914, Randwick, New South Wales. Before Francis George enlisted in the army he was a journalist. He had earlier served in the Boer War with the South African Rifles and in the South African police, although as this service was not with Australian units no Australian records survive. He listed his wife Mary Carnell as his next of kin.

Caranell was promoted to Lance Corporal on Gallipoli, on 26 June 1915. On 3 August he was seriously wounded in the chest, and died of his wounds on the 10th. He was buried at sea.

Francis George Carnell's name is located at panel 39 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial in Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey

 

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