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Regimental number1533
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2.25"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Little, Commercial Hotel, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Moascar, 19 December 1915, of being absent without leave from 9.30 am parade: awarded 5 days' confined to barracks.

Transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 12 March 1916 (dental), and transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 2 April 1916 (sore feet); transferred to 8th Field Ambulance Rest Camp, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

On leave, 11 August 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 22 August 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 22 December 1917 (asthma); transferred to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 22 December 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 7 January 1918.

Transferred to England, 16 January 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 31 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1918, for onward overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 31 May 1918.

War service: 2 years 321 days (of which 2 years 178 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1931
Age at death39
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LITTLE Alfred

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