Francis joined the unit at Canungra, Qld and embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in No 9 Sect, “C” Troop aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Trooper in No 9 Sect, “C” Troop.
He was discharged on 22 Mar 1946.
Post WW2 Francis joined the Regular Army with service number 51265 and served in the Korean War in the Australian Ancillary Unit Korea, Royal Australian Corps of Signals, from 14 May 1953 to 16 August 1953.
Edited by Peter Epps