Francis William RYAN

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RYAN, Francis William

Service Number: NGX501
Enlisted: 21 January 1942
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: New Guinea Volunteer Rifles
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 20 February 1900
Home Town: Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School teacher
Died: Died at sea (POW of Japan - Montevideo Maru), South China Sea, 1 July 1942, aged 42 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Rabaul War Memorial - Panel 29
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rabaul Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN NGX501, New Guinea Volunteer Rifles
21 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN NGX501
21 Jan 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN NGX501
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN NGX501

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Edward Thomas Ryan and Anne Martha (nee Housden) Ryan

Husband of Mavis Violet Ryan