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Alfred Dunleavy NESBITT

Regimental number4498
Place of birthRedfern, New South Wales
SchoolCamperdown Catholic School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGlassblower
Address14 Carrington Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2"
Weight105 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Nesbitt, 14 Carrington Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 December 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Alfred Dunleany
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVraucourt Copse Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
89
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Margaret NESBITT, 14 Carrington Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 3578 Pte Francis John WALSH, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 5938 Pte Stanislaus WALSH, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916.

Found guilty, 15th Training Bn, Tidworth, 13 June 1916, of being absent from 0600 till 1730, 12 June 1916: forfeited 2 days' pay, and an additional 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 26 June 1916 (dangerously ill: acute appendicitis); transferred to Convalescent Depot, 4 August 1916.

Marched in to and temporarily attached to War Chest, London, 8 December 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 22 December 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 1 January 1917 (bronchitis).

Admitted to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 10 February 1917 (abscess, forehead); discharged to duty, 13 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; taken on strength, 19th Bn, in the field, 20 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917.

Subsequently reported 'Killed in Action, 3 May 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NESBITT Alfred Dunleavy

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