Roll of Honour
Private John Gilbert Francis
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