Private Francis Albert Livingstone Lenon

Service number 5607
Birth Date 1900
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Adelong
Death Date 1917-03-27
Death Place France
Also known as Frank Lenon
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Francis Albert Livingstone Lenon (5607, 20th Battalion) was born in Adelong, NSW, in 1900. He enlisted as Frank Lenon on 8 March 1916, giving his occupation as glass blower. After joining his battalion in December 1916, Frank was employed as a stretcher bearer. Frank was killed in action near Bapaume on 27 March 1917, just two weeks after celebrating his 17th birthday in the trenches. Frank has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. Frank’s brother, Private Hugh George Lenon, was wounded on Gallipoli and discharged, but re-enlisted after Frank’s death and served with the 12th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt and Palestine.



Date of birth 1900
Date of enlistment 08 March 1916
Date of embarkation 09 September 1916
Date of death 27 March 1917
Date of fate 27 March 1917