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Born in Leigh Creek, Victoria and a Railway Fireman by Occupation, Francis Gilbert Calway was 24 years and single when enlisted on the 16th of July 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3295. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 'Nestor' on the 11th of October 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal on the 5th of July 1916; to be Lance Corporal on the 11th of September 1916; reverted to Lance Corporal on the 1st of October 1916 and promoted temporary Corporal; to be Corporal on the `12th of December 1915; appointed Lance Sergeant on the 1st of April 1917 and left England (incapacitated) for return to Australia per Hospital Transport 'Beltana' was listed as returned to Australia per A.72 for change (Gunshot wound left shoulder) on the 18th of October 1917. Discharged as æMedically Unfit' ('Metal entered over left scapula. Operation on 26th of June 1917, small pieces of bone removed and wound curetted, there were 5 operations all together for removal of metal – sequestrectomy and drainage.') from the 3rd Military District on the 6th of March 1018. Tree No. 3272