Henry Victor Francis
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|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|
5'5½" (1.66m) tall ; 128lbs|
58.06 kg; fresh complexion ; brown eyes ; dark brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Fifth road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Jessie Francis|
|Date of Enlistment||29 Sep 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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
On 1 Jun 1942 Henry was called in to Claremont in response to a mobilisation order where he was decreed to be in a reserved occupation. Medically classified as B3 due to a hernia. On 16 Mar 1943 Henry enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. Discharged at his own request on 30 Aug 1944.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Prospect road, Armadale, labourer; 1968 - 1980 at 123 Wheatley street, Gosnells, storeman.
aka Henry Victor Goodenough.