Francis Joseph DOCTER

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DOCTER, Francis Joseph

Service Number: 1935
Enlisted: 29 December 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, 20 January 1893
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: St Ambrose School, Brunswick
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 November 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1935, 5th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
17 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1935, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1935, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1935, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"DOCTER.- On the 25th November, killed in action Private Francis Joseph Docter, third son of C. T. and A. Docter, and brother of Harry, Tom, Will, Lizzie and Gertie, aged 23 years. R.I.P.

A precious one from us is gone

A voice we loved is stilled;

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled." - from the Melbourne Advocate 25 Dec 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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