Francis William French
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|Date of Birth||7 Jan 1903|
|Place of Birth||Northam, Western Australia|
|Death||7 Jul 1994, aged 91|
|Place of Death||Warwick, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||39 years, 2 months|
5'11½" (1.83m) tall ; 184lbs|
83.461 kg; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair ; scar on wrist
|Address||Bunbury road, Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Emily Frances French|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
|Medals||Australian Service Medal 1939-45|
During 1933 Frank married Emily Frances Collins (1899 - 1980). Emily died on 18 Feb 1980 in Rivervale aged 81.
Electoral Roll entries: 1925 at Byford, labourer; 1936 - 1943 at Bunbury road, Byford, brickmaker.
Francis enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale on 22 Mar 1942 and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. He was promoted Corporal ('D' Company Signals) on 1 Jul 1942 and between 9 Jan and 23 Jan 1943 he attended a Signals course in Northam camp. He was transferred to the Reserve on 1 May 1945.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1963 at 44 Hovea terrace, South Perth, secretary; 1968 - 1980 at 43 Sydenham street, Kewdale, secretary.