Private Francis Williams

Service number 2005
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death Date 1917-04-11
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Francis Williams (2005, 46th Australian Infantry Battalion) was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1900. He was working as a grocer when he enlisted in March 1916. His brother, Private Edward Richard Williams, had enlisted three weeks earlier. It was reported that Francis was last seen alive lying wounded in a shell hole near Lagnicourt on 11 April 1917. He was later deemed to have been killed in action by a court of enquiry. Francis is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. He was 16 years of age.



Date of enlistment 05 April 1916
Date of embarkation 20 May 1916
Date of death 11 April 1917