Francis Robert HAKAINSSON

HAKAINSSON, Francis Robert

Service Number: 1708
Enlisted: 27 January 1916, Wangaratta, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 20 August 1888
Home Town: Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 29 September 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rutherglen War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1708, Wangaratta, Victoria
8 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, 1708, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, 1708, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
29 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1708, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Polygon Wood

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"HAKAINSSON. — Killed in action in France on the 29th September, Private Francis Robert, dearly beloved husband, and father of Robert, Frank, and Muriel. 

One of the best,

In the bloom of his youth he fell,

With no dear ones near to receive a last farewell;

Nobly he gave his life for his country,

Leaving behind a blank that can never be filled. - Inserted by his loving wife." - from the Melbourne Age 06 Nov 1917 (