Algernon Cedric FRANCIS

FRANCIS, Algernon Cedric

Service Number: 4435
Enlisted: 30 November 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia, 13 December 1895
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane & Maryborough Grammar Schools & Gatton Agricultural College, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Flers, France, 14 November 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
Plot III, Row F, Grave 6,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 1, Gatton Agricultural College HR, Maryborough State High School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4435, 25th Infantry Battalion
30 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4435, 25th Infantry Battalion
30 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4435, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Queensland
14 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4435, 25th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Algernon Cedric FRANCIS was born on 13th December, 1895 in Cunnamulla, Queensland

His parents were Christopher FRANCIS & Emilie Jane EVERETT who married on 27th December, 1870 in the Church of All Saints, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane - he was one of 13 known children

He had previously served in the School Cadets and the Citizens Military Forces before he enlisted on 30th November, 1915 & embarked from Queensland with the 25th Infantry Battalion, 11th Reinforcements on the HMAT Star of Victoria on 30th March, 1916

Algernon was Killed in Action at Flers, France on 14th November, 1916 - he was buried in an isolated grave and later reinterred in the Warlencourt British Cemetery, Plot III, Row F, Grave 6

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal


His brother Wilfred Everettt FRANCIS (SN 164) served in the Boer War & afterwards stayed in South Africa


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Private Algernon Cedric Francis, who was killed in action In France on the 14th of November, sayB the Sydney ' Daily Telegraph,' was the youngest son of the late Mr. Christopher Francis, Police Magistrate, of Queensland, and was educated at the Maryborough and Brisbane gramnar schools. He afterwards went through the course of the Gatton Agricultural College, Brisbane. His brother, Wilfrid Everett Francis, who has been fighting with General Smuts in German East Africa, has just been invalided home and got his discharge, as unfit for further service. Mrs. Francis, resides in Brisbane.