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Alfred William POTIPHAR

Regimental number154
Date of birth14 August 1884
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolEducated in London, England
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
Address103 Renwick Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellinor E J Potiphar, 103 Renwick Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Field Artillery for 10 years.
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery, Neuve-Eglise (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 11), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
127
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Potiphar. Native of London, England
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 5175 Pte William SPRING, 13th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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