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George Robert ALEXANDER

Regimental number585
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTime keeper
AddressHamilton, via Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E.J. Alexander, 11 Murray Street, Hamilton, via Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Army Medical Corps (5 years; resigned)
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 13 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Melusia on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 6 November 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 19 February 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 17 March 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 11 August 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 1 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 28 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 2 October 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Sumatra on 10 November 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Meklong on 6 September 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 18 December 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 22 August 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Makambo on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Matunga on 27 July 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 14 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah ALEXANDER; Wife: Eva Jordan ALEXANDER
Discharge date19 December 1919
Other details

War service: Rabaul.

Taken on strength of Rabaul Garrison, 8 January 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 14 February 1918.

Struck off strength of Rabaul Garrison, 27 February 1918, and commences return to Australia for furlough on board HT 'Morinda'.

Taken on strength of Rabaul Garrison, 14 May 1918.

Arrived from Matupi, 19 July 1918, and taken on strength of Rabaul Garrison the same day.

Promoted Temporary Quartermaster Sergeant, Rabaul, 2 September 1918.

Relinquishes rank of Temporary Quartermaster Sergeant, 18 October 1918, and promoted Sergeant the same day.

Departs Namanula for Kokopo, and it struck off the strength of the Rabaul Garrison, 24 February 1919.

Struck off the strength of the Rabaul Garrison, 12 March 1919, and commences return to Australia on board HT 'Melusia'; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 19 December 1919.

Medal: British War Medal.

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death13 August 1933
Age at death45
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALEXANDER George Robert

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