Regimental Number: 687792
Branch: 72nd Battalion
Francis was born in Devon, England on June 20, 1894. At the time of his enlistment in January 1916, he was residing in Grande Prairie. In November of 1917, Francis was gassed. Not quite one year later, he was in charge of a section and whilst taking part in an attack on Bourlon Wood, on September 28, 1918, he was severely wounded in the head and stomach by enemy machine gun fire. After receiving First Aid Francis was taken to No. 33 Casualty Clearing Station where he died the same day. The Casualty Clearing Station where Francis died was located at Boisleux-au-Mont at that time.