Roll of Honour

Private John Gilbert Francis

Private Francis
Linked to: Bicester

Service Number: 29130

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps.

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 13th August 1916

Age at Death: 30

Burial/Memorial Location: Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Address: 1 Albert Terrace, Bicester

Son of Harry William & Fanny Francis, of 6 Ladysmith Terrace, Bicester. Born in Kentish Town, London. Formerly 21040 with the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

"Pte. John Gilbert Francis, eldest son of Mr and Mrs H. Francis, of Albert-place, Crockwell, has been killed in action. He was a machine gunner attached to the O.B.L.I., and had been in France about eight months when he met his untimely end, at the age of 30 years. He has two other brothers serving. The date on which he was killed is said to be August 13th." Bicester Herald 08/09/1916