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Alan LINTON

Regimental number454
Place of birthBollon Queensland
SchoolSouthport High School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressMount Abundance, Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, McGeorge Robert Linton, Mount Abundance, Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'His character was exceptionally pure and admist all the temptation of a soldier's life he remained the pure gentleman and soldier loved by all who knew him.'
FateDied of wounds 22 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death19.10
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 78), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Harriet LINTON, Mount Abundance, Roma, Queensland. Native of Fernlea, Queensland
Family/military connectionsSeveral cousins received the MC.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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