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Henry Victor Francis

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Henry Victor Francis
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1897
Place of Birth Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Death 1 Jul 1986, aged 88
Place of Death Gosnells, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 44 years 10 months
Occupation Laoourer
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Jessie Francis
Military Information
Reg Number W68242
Date of Enlistment 29 Sep 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia



Pre War

Henry Victor Goodenough sailed from Liverpool on 23 Sep 1911 aboard the SS Belgic for Fremantle. At some point between then and his marriage he adopted the surname Francis.

During 1922, in Fremantle Henry married Jessie Susannah Rice Gregory (1904 - 1988). Jessie died on 24 Nov 1988 in Gosnells aged 84. They had nine children, including Roby Joyce Francis (1923 - 1996); Beryl Marion Francis (1924 - 2006); Mervyn Joseph Francis (1996 - 2014); Thelma Francis (1928 - 2012); June Betty Francis (1930 - 2017); Harry Alfred William Francis (1931 - 1997); Evelyn Francis (1933 - 2017); Kay Francis (1936 - 2018).

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 in Armadale, labourer; 1931 - 1943 at Prospect road, Armadale, labourer

War Service

discharged on 30 Aug 1944

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Prospect road, Armadale, labourer; 1968 - 1980 at 123 Wheatley street, Gosnells, storeman.

Notes

aka Henry Victor Goodenough.


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