Francis Joseph (Len) MCCARTIN

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MCCARTIN, Francis Joseph

Service Number: 2166
Enlisted: 9 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, December 1892
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 December 1916
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Pirie Gates WW 1*
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World War 1 Service

9 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2166, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2166, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2166, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
8 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2166, 5th Pioneer Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE F. J. McCARTIN.

Private F. J. (Len) McCartin, who was killed in action in France on December 8, left Adelaide on July 13, 1916, with reinforcements to the 5th Pioneers. He was well liked, and his manliness and happy disposition won for him many sincere friends, who greatly regret his death. His brother is now serving with the Artillery in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 13 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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