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Alfred George SINIGEAR

Regimental number16
Place of birthBlackwood, South Australia
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolCoromandel Valley Public School, Adeliade Observation and High Schools, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressBlackwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Sinigear, Blackwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 76th Battalion Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Ellen SINIGEAR, Blackwood, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 18 November 1916; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, then transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916 (influenza); discharged and rejoined unit, 29 February 1916.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, then transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 17 March 1916 (parotitis); to No 4 Hospital Train, 23 March 1916; to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 28 March 1916; discharged and marched in Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 28 March 1916; transferred to Tel el Kebir, 29 March 1916; marched in 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 31 March 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SINIGEAR Alfred George

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