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Regimental number4131
Place of birthCoreen, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationRailway ganger
AddressBogan Gate, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, A. Alexander, Coreen, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date25 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted and proceeded to join 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.

Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, and taken on strength, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

On leave, 31 July 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 14 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 23 August 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 13 September 1918.

Appointed Driver, 13 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 March 1919, and reverted to Private.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 June 1919; discharged, Sydney, 25 August 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALEXANDER John

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