Historical information

Francis Robert Burchnall No 1666 enlisted in the AIF in 2nd reinforcements 58th Batt on 23.8.15 age 24 years 9 months. Embarked for Egypt 4.4.16, embark for France 17.6.16, transfer to 2nd Anzac Postal Corps France. He then is posted through several Field P.O’s, discharged from the AIF 29.9.19.
He re enlists as V91735 in the CMF on 29.11.40 giving his age at 47 years 1 month. He then enlists in the 2nd AIF as VX64477 on 8.10.41 giving his age at 39 years 11 months. Posted to A.A.O.C 3.12.1941, promoted A/Cpl 12.12.1941 then posted to 2/10th Ordnance W/Shops, embark 10.1.42 disembarking Singapore 26.1.42, reported missing 16.2.42. Later reported POW on Borneo 13.4.1943, then DOD Dysentry 19.5.1943.
Refer also Cat No 1116P re his son also POW on Borneo.
A.A.O.C (Aust Army Ordnance Corp)
DOD ( Died of Disease)

Physical description

Two photo's, 1 Sepia, 1 B & W. Set in a frame with typed details on the soldier. 1 photo is take of F.R Burchnall in WWI and the other in WW II. Frame is black plastic with a gold edge