Francis William French

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Francis William French
Personal Information
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
Description 5'11½" (1.83m) tall ; 184lbs
83.461 kg
; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair ; scar on wrist
Occupation Machine driver
Address Bunbury road, Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Emily Frances French
Military Information
Reg Number W67612
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

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.

War Service

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.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1963 at 44 Hovea terrace, South Perth, secretary; 1968 - 1980 at 43 Sydenham street, Kewdale, secretary.


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