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Alexander GREENE

Regimental number759
Place of birthDundrum, Co Down, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs P Strain, Pearson's Avenue, Gordon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Greene, Dundlum, County Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 February 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll759A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Discharge date30 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Aeneas', 30 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, 27 December 1917, and marched into 6th Training Battalion, Fovant; taken on strength of 19th Bn Details, 31 December 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 1 February 1918 (not yet determined); discharged to 5th Training Battalion, 1 February 1918.

Embarked Dover and proceeded to France, 1 April 1918; marched into 1st Overflow Camp, Beaumarais, 1 April 1918; taken on strength of 20th Bn, 9 April 1918; proceeded on leave to England, 2 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 7 March 1919. Proceeded to England, 30 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 31 May 1919, and marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 June 1919 (venereal disease); discharged to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 13 August 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 51 days).

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 October 1919.

Discharged Sydney, 30 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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