Francis G E DeCressac-Villegrand

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DeCressac-Villagrand, Private Francis G.E. no.59124

17th Battalion, formerly 11th Reinforcements (NSW) 1918.

72 Victoria Road, Punchbowl.

Horse-driver.

Born 1899 at Sydney, son of Louis and Annie F. Laidlae DeCressac-Villagrand.

Enlisted at Sydney 23/11/1917, aged 18.

Single.

Catholic.

Next of kin, sister, Florence Spruce (who married George Spruce 1909) 72 Victoria Road, Punchbowl.

Embarked from Sydney 17/7/1918 per HMAT A30 Borda.

Still abroad at October 1919.

Married Phyllis Mary Aitkin 1939.

Monument, The Broadway, Punchbowl.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1858002/ [accessed 13/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.

Note

An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.

Reference

Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002