NAME: DAY, Francis Nathaniel M.S.M.
SERVICE NO: 3274
UNIT: 15th Battalion
PLACE OF BIRTH: Stanthorpe, Queensland
DATE ENLISTED: 24/7/1915
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: Brisbane, Queensland
OCCUPATION ON ENLISTMENT: Clerk
DATE OF DEATH: 7/11/1931
PLACE OF BURIAL: Toowong, Queensland
PERIOD AT KYOOMBA: 1921-1930
NOTES: Meritorious Service Medal
NAA File: Francis Nathaniel DAY
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Francis Nathaniel DAY, M.S.M.
Recommendations: Meritorious Service Medal
Recommendation date: 30 January 1919
‘For conspicuous good work and devotion to duty. During the period 16th/17th September to 31st December/1st January 1918. This N.C.O. has carried out the duties of Battalion orderly Room corporal and has kept the Battalion records in a most efficient manner frequently under fire and very adverse conditions. Whether in the line or out he has always done his duty thoroughly and cheerfully and his efforts have left nothing that could be desired.’
Source: Commonwealth Gazette No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919
Day family portrait taken. Standing are: Leslie George Day; Francis Nathaniel Day; Enid Ethel Day; Robert Charles Day & Jessie Elizabeth Day. Parents seated in chairs: Jessie Elizabeth Day nee Mills & Nathaniel James Day. Sitting in front: Edna Lillian Day, Nathaniel James Day & Iris Louisa Day.
Source: Image supplied by Sandra Ives, Great Niece to Lettie May Day (nee Anderton).
Francis Nathaniel Day first entered the Kyoomba Sanatorium in 1921. His transfer from Kyoomba to ‘Ardoyne’ Red Cross Home at Corinda in Brisbane was arranged on the 27th October, 1930. After many years Francis married his sweetheart, Lettie May Anderton on the 16 February 1931. They had only been married nine months when he died from tuberculous.
Source: The Brisbane Courier, Wed 11 Nov 1931, page 14, Obituary
This photo originally sourced from the State Library of Queensland and used in Kyoomba Sanatorium 1916-1935 Volume 1, turned out NOT to be the correct F. Day as stated on their website. A relative contacted me with a copy of the correct photo (Top of page) and State Library were made aware of the error. This record has now been corrected and updated on their website and does not refer to Francis Nathaniel DAY as previously stated.