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Alexander HOEY

Regimental number166
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationTram conductor
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Hoey, c/o Mrs Knox, 41 Kenilworth Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAMC Motor Drivers
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

Embarked Alexandria for England, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 September 1916. Transferred to No 4 Camp, 19 October 1916. Marched in to Australian Motor Transport Section, Headquarters, Bhurtpore Barracks, 26 September 1916.

Found guilty, 8 January 1917, of being absent without leave from 6 am, 3 January, to 2100, 5 January 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Transferred to AMTS Chelsea, 17 February 1917.

Marched out to AMTS HQ, AIF Depots in the United Kingdom, 23 May 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 23 October 1918 (influenza and pneumonia); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, 27 January 1919.

Commnced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 31 May 1919; discharged, 18 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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