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Regimental number4865
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
SchoolMount Pleasant State School, Victoria
Address72 Magpie Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr J Pengelly, 72 Magpie Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo knowngrave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary PENGELLY. Native of Charters Towers, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1465 Pte Frederick PENGELLY, Machine Gun Bn Details, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919; 3425 Corporal James Thomas PENGELLY, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, South Road Head, 11 May 1916; transferred to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 13 May 1916 (septic arm); discharged to unit, and rejoined, Ferry Post, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2130311: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19'.

Statement, 1465 Pte F. PENGELLY, D Company, 29th Bn (patient, Colmore Road Hospital, King's Road, Birmingham, England), 15 March 1917: 'The above A. Pengelly was my brother Alfred. I have been informed that he was shot going across No Man's Land at Fromelles on the date given. The body was never recovered.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PENGELLY Alfred
Red Cross File No 2130311

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