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Alexander Joseph FRIEND

Regimental number1931
Place of birthHillend New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGilgandra PO, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Ryan, 10 Ramsay Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

For consistently good work and devotion to duty with the Battalion transport, particularly in caring for the animals.
Recommendation date: 3 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917

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