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James Ernest ALEXANDER

Regimental number19025
Place of birthGerringong, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Alexander, Gerringong, South Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1-4 Signal Troops, June 1917 Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollSignal Reinforcements
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Place of burialGerringong Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Melbourne, 2 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 10 December 1917, and marched into Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, the same day.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 27 December 1917 (mumps); discharged, 20 January 1918, and marched into Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, the same.

Attached to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, Cairo, 26 February 1918.

Admitted to No 70 General Hospital, Cairo, 9 April 1918 (scabies); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 30 April 1918; to No 31 General Hospital, Cairo, 21 May 1918 (dermatitis); to Convalescent Depot, 5 August 1918.

Admitted to No 31 General Hospital, Cairo, 4 September 1918; discharged, 25 September 1918, and marched into Signals Training Depot, Cairo, 25 September 1918.

Marched into Details Camp, Moascar, 17 November 1918.

Marched into Headquarters, A.T.C., Moascar, 21 November 1918.

Attached to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, Cairo, 26 November 1918.

Admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 10 June 1919 (haemorrhoids).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 August 1919.

Died, No 4 Australian General Hospital, 4 February 1920 (syncope).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 February 1920
Age at death33
Place of burialGerringong Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALEXANDER James Ernest

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