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Born in Evansford, Victoria, Francis Evan Kiel was a single 35 year old carpenter at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 14th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on the 26th of November 1915.
On the 24th of April 1918, Francis was wounded in action. He was invalided to England on the 19th of May and admitted to the 5th Southern General Hospital in Portsmouth, England with gunshot wounds to his right thigh, wrist and ankle. He was awarded the Military Medal on the 1st of June 1918.
Francis returned to Australia on the 15th of January 1919, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 20th of February 1919.
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