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Francis George (Frank) Hailey (1895–1950)

Francis George Hailey, c. 1916 photographer unknown

Francis George Hailey, c. 1916 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

FRANCIS GEORGE HAILEY was born on 23rd September, 1895, at Carcoar, New South Wales, the son of Mr. Frank and Mrs. Catherine Hailey. He was educated at the Cowra Public School, and entered the employ of the Bank at Barmedman, New South Wales, in October, 1913. In December, 1914, he was transferred to Junee.

Francis George Hailey enlisted in the A.I.F. on 25th April, 1916, and reached France in the following September as a member of the 53rd Battalion. He was engaged in the battles of the Somme from December and was transferred to the Bullecourt sector in May, 1917. He was also at Ypres in September, 1917, and did his share in the capture of Polygon Wood. After that action he was transferred to the Wytschaete sector; thence back to the Somme in March, 1918, and was at Villers-Bretonneux, where he was gassed on 17th April. He was invalided to England and eventually returned to Australia, having been promoted to sergeant on 13th August, 1919.

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'Hailey, Francis George (Frank) (1895–1950)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hailey-francis-george-frank-22818/text32276, accessed 13 April 2024.

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Francis George Hailey, c. 1916 photographer unknown

Francis George Hailey, c. 1916 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

23 September, 1895
Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia

Death

27 December, 1950 (aged 55)
Kingsford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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