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Alfred John RAWLINGS

Regimental number890
Date of birth22 February 1896
Place of birthSmythsdale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.8
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J H Rawlings, McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets and Rifle Club
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Fate incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 'Died of Wounds, 3 May 1917'.

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
Date: 29 April 1920

Discharge date4 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 4 March 1919.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 9 May 1940; discharged, 14 November 1946, as V84030, WO Class II, 1 Australian Recruit Training Bn.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAWLINGS Alfred John

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