FRANCIS, Walter Joseph
(Service number 60929)

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Date 3 March 1885 Place of Birth Wairuna

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Railways employee
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs V. M. FRANCIS (wife), 66 North Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 30th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Date 27 February 1970 Age 84 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Joseph Francis was one of the large family of Anthony and Julia (née Corcoran) Francis. His brother Lawrence patrick Francis was killed in action in 1918 in France.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 November 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 November 2016]

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