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Alfred George ROOTS

Regimental number2235
Place of birthKingswood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressKingswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Roots, Kingswood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceA.LH Luddenham 4 years Still serving
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah Jane ROOTS
Discharge date9 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoa', 28 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 May 1919, discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 9 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death20 October 1937
Age at death46
Place of burialLuddenham Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROOTS Alfred George

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