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Alexander READING

Regimental number7068
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolMacquarie Pt State School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBricklayer
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Mr E J Reading, 50 Forrest Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1917
Place of death or woundingWounded in France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialSt. Albans Cemetery (Plot Military, Row G, Grave No. 2), Hertford
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
67
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary READING, 90 Forest Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Family/military connections6 cousins
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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