GANNON, Francis Joseph
|12 October 1914
|7th Light Horse Regiment
|Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
|Mandurama, Blayney, New South Wales
|Rockley Public School
|Died Of Wound, At Sea off Gallipoli, Turkey, 9 July 1915
No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
|Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Birregurra Murroon State School No 940 Great War Honour Roll , Cowra & District Great War Honor Roll
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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones
TROOPER FRANCIS J. GANNON
We deeply regret to announce that another Port Macquarie boy, in the person of Trooper Francis Joseph Gannon, has fallen on the battlefield at Gallipoli. The deceased soldier was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael . J Gannon, of Moronglo Creek, near Cowra. He was born at Bathurst in 1894, and was one of a family of four brothers and two sisters. He was educated at the Rockley Public School The deceased came to this district several years ago,, and engaged in various occupations, among which was that of driver of the Wanchope-Port Macquarie mail coach. He was a young fellow of quiet and genial disposition, and well liked by all, with whom he came in contact He was a member of the Port Macquarie Football Club. He was also a splendid horseman, and it would have taken something out of the common run of outlaws to shift him from the saddle. He was among the first batch of recruits to go from this district, and was one of those entertained by the citizens at the School of Arts on the eve of departure. That gallant little band, alas ! is very perceptibly thinning in numbers. On reaching Sydney young Gannon joined' the 7th Light Horse,
and in due course reached the fightrng line, via Egypt. During the week his sister, Mrs. Crozier, of Hamilton, received news that he had died of wounds. We join in the sincere sympathy felt for his parents and other relatives in the loss of their gallant young soldier at the early age of 21 years.