Peter LAFRANCHI

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LAFRANCHI, Peter

Service Number: 5377
Enlisted: 12 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Eganstown, Victoria, May 1888
Home Town: Ouyen, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Kooroocheang State School, Eganstown Catholic School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Favrevil, France, 3 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Kooroocheang State School, Eganstown War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5377, Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5377, 22nd Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5377, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5377, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...5377 Private Peter Lafranchi, 22nd Battalion from Eganstown, Victoria. A 27 year old farmer prior to enlisting on 12 January 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 14th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 28 July 1916 aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32). Following further training in England, he proceeded to France where he joined the 22nd Battalion on 4 December 1916. Pte Lafranchi was killed in action near Favrevil, France on 3 May 1917 and is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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