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Full Name: Gilbert Bryan Francis
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Gilbert Bryan
Surname: Francis
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/2138
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: David Francis (father), Boncatt, Cardiganshire, Wales
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Care of H. Nelson, Konini, Pahiatua, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 24
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 244
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta
Date of Death: 13 November 1915
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: D. VI. 2.
Biographical Notes: Gilbert Francis was the son of the Rev. David Francis, of Llandygwydd Vicarage, Cardiganshire, Wales.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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