|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Bulli, New South Wales|
|Address||Deepdene, Parramatta Road, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, H.W. Alderson, Parramatta Road, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||39th Infantry|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Temporary Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Rank given on Nominal Roll as Corporal.|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1702 Sergeant Henry ALDERSON, 13th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Evacuated to hospital, Gallipoli, 17 August 1915; admitted to Floriani, Malta, 21 August 1915 (influenza); aboard Hospital Ship, Gibraltar, 27 September 1915; transferred to No 2 Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 2 October 1915.
Commenced return to Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from England as part of 17th Draft, 1 February 1916; attached to 'A' Details, Zeitoun, Egypt, 4 March 1916, and rejoined 13th Bn, Tel el Kebir, the same day.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 9 December 1916.
On leave in England, 9 January 1917, and reported sick; admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 10 January 1917 (venereal disease); transferred to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 20 January 1917; discharged, 14 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 64 days.
Marched out of No 1 Command Depot, no date stated; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 18 March 1917.
Found guilty, 27 April 1917, of being absent without leave from 2130 hours, 24 April 1917, until 2130 hours, 26 April 1917: award, reprimanded, and forfeits 3 days' pay by Royal Warrant.
Transferred to, and marched into 61st Bn, Wareham, 23 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1917, and transferred to 13th Bn the same day; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 30 April 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 3 May 1918; taken on strength of 13th Bn, 3 May 1917.
Wounded in action, 8 June 1917, and admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gun shot wound, right hand and loss of 3 fingers); transferred to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 9 June 1917; to England, 13 June 1917; to Lewisham Military Hospital, 15 June 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 September 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 October 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Sydney, 3 January 1918; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 6 March 1918.
Total war service: 3 years 29 days (of which 2 years 292 days were abroad)Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||33|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Cemetery (Methodist Section), Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ALDERSON Frank Sydney|