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Waterhouse, Francis James

** 3504 Cpl Signaller 11th Bn.

Born at Adelaide, CoE.  Enlisted 9 August 1915 age 23, storeman. Nok father, Ernest Frederick Waterhouse of Irvine St, Peppermint Grove. Embarked at Australia 2 November 1915 per A38 Ulysses. Wounded in the back at Rouen (or Poziers) France on 25 July 1916 and evacuated to Birmingham. In News from the Front, Daily News 5 August 1916,  Frank Waterhouse, writing from somewhere in France. ‘We have had a pretty bad breaking in but the chaps are just splendid. I shall never forget the 30th May as long as I live. It is just the thing where we are now, and it is a treat to be able to take one’s clothes off. Last night, 5 June, was the first time for eighteen days that I have slept with my boots off. I have not had my clothes off for three weeks, so you can imagine how much I looked forward to a good wash.’  According to his family he was later an engineer with the Royal Air Force and his file records notes that in 1919 he given leave to study electrical engineering with Edwards and Armstrong at Carncross, Stroud. RTA per SS Dunvegan Castle, 4 July 1919. Discharged 12 January 1920. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM.  In the UK he married Mary Rattray and settled in Sydney where he passed away on 2 September 1968.  Ocean Beach (29th) Troop Boy Scouts Honour Roll.