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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Facer, Francis Walter (1117)

Place of Birth: London, England

Age: 32 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 19 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1117 view online service record

56 Grove Road
Grays, Essex, England

Next of Kin:
Francis Facer (father)
56 Grove Road
Grays, Essex, England

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Wednesday, 26 / Thursday, 27 September 1917
Place: France

Private, 29 Infantry, killed in action 26 September, 1917, Belgium, aged 33, commemorated Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium

1117  (Parents : Francis and Mrs Mary FACER, Essex, England.  Born London (arrived c. 1911 aged 26), educated “public school”. He enlisted as a 32-year-old fireman. The circular returned by his mother in England suggested Port Melbourne as her late son’s principal place of association, but as most English-born men with no next of kin in Australia, no local address was shown)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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