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Alvin Astley KENT

Regimental number6052
Place of birthBordertown, South Australia
SchoolGlenthompson State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressGlenthompson, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.4
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Kent, Glenthompson, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (living in Exempt Area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row F, Grave No. 18), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Ellen KENT, Strathmore, Glenthompson, Victoria. Native of South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 11 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Admitted to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 21 December 1916 (mumps); discharged to Base Depot, 11 January 1917; rejoined 39th Bn, in the field, 14 January 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 July 1917 (cardiac debility); transferred to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 July 1917; rejoined Bn from hospital, 9 August 1917.

Reported missing in action, 12 October 1917.

Now, 25 February 1918, reported killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Burial reported by 50th DBO, 10 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KENT Alvin Astley

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