Francis Munns

Munns FrankName   Francis Munns

Number    Trooper 1430

Battalion      8th Light Horse  

Place of Birth   Bolinda Vale Lancefield Junction Romsey Victoria 

Next of Kin   His father, Henry Munns of Mt Eccles

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 19/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 33 years 1 month,

5’3 ½ ” 10 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He died of bronchial pneumonia caused by influenza on 20/10/1918 in Cairo

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Port Said Military Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family lived in Mt Eccles 

Military History

  • He attended Bolinda State School near Lancefield
  • 19/7/15 He enlisted Leongatha
  • 13/11/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Mccorquodale
  • 26/12/15 He is taken on strength to the 8th Light Horse Regiment at Heliopolis
  • 26/2/16 He marched out of Heliopolis to Serapeun
  • He is in the group photo of Leongatha boys taken in Egypt early 1916
  • He served in Egypt and Palestine
  • 3/6/16 He was evacuated to hospital to the 53rd Welsh Casualty Clearing Station Ferry Post.
  • 11/6/16 He rejoined the 8th Light Horse at Railhead
  • 19/8/16 He was evacuated to hospital General Hospital Port Said with tonsillitis
  • 21/9/16 He marched out to the 8th Light Horse
  • 22/12/16 He is evacuated to hospital at Masaid then the Stationary Hospital at Kantara
  • 24/12/16 He had appendicitis and was transferred to the Australian General Hospital and then to a convalescent hospital
  • 12/2/17 Returned to the 3rd Light Horse training regiment at Moascar.
  • 22/4/17 Rejoined 8th Light Horse
  • 24/4/17 He is evacuated to hospital
  • 5/7/17 He is in hospital with gastro enteritis and then he goes to convalescent home.
  • 9/8/17 He returned to the 3rd Light Horse training regiment
  • 21/8/17 He returned to the 8th Light Horse
  • In October he is wounded and then detached to the 3rd Light Horse Headquarters
  • 29/10/17 He returned to his unit
  • 17/11/17 He is evacuated to the Australian General Hospital Abbassia Cairo
  • 22/11/17 he had malaria and was then transferred to the Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp. Port Said
  • 14/9/18 He contracted influenza and pneumonia and has chronic dyspepsia
  • He is considered so ill he is to be sent home
  • 16/10/18 He is dangerously ill
  • 20/10/18 He died of disease, bronchial pneumonia caused by influenza
  • He was buried by Stanley Swain in Port Said military cemetery
  • His cousin Allen H Young was killed in France 20/10/18

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