2384 Francis Charles SAXON

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company B Company
Significant events while with the AIF Died of Wounds – Pozieres

Saxon, Francis Charles 2384.JPGBuried at Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt




Summary of Private Saxon’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
27th July 1916 France Died of Wounds, 6th Field Ambulance
27th July – 4th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound abdomen and chest
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
14th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join Unit
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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