Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 16 March 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wynnum, Queensland, Australia, 8 June 1890
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Ipswich Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Engineering student
Died: Killed in Action, France, 14 March 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ipswich Central Congregational Church Honour Board, Ipswich Central Congregational Church Pictorial Honour Roll, Ipswich Soldier's Memorial Hall Great War, St Lucia King's College Memorial Tablet, University of Queensland WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
1 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
3 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion
5 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion
20 Jul 1916: Wounded Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW (right forearm at Fleurbaix)
11 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 53rd Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 53rd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Vigers Francis and Isobel Francis, of Ipswich, Queensland