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Alexander Farndale SITLINGTON

Regimental number452
Date of birth1889
Place of birthColac, Victoria
AddressColac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, A J Sitlington, Gellibrand Street, Colac, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentColac, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death27
Place of burialArras Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 12), Roglincourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
First name given on Cemetery Record as Alex or Alec. Commemorated in Colac Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Ian Marr
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right forearm and thigh); admitted to HS 'Braemar Castle', 8 May 1915; transferred to Malta; disembarked 17 May 1915, and admitted to Tigne Convalescent Hospital; transferred to St Andrew's Hospital, 6 July 1915; embarked for Egypt ('fit for Active Service'), 6 October 1915; marched in to Overseas Base, Mustapha, 16 October 1915; embarked Alexandria, 18 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 23 November 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General hospital, Lemnos, 27 December 1915 (mumps); discharged to Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 15 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, of being absent without leave from 2130, 2 April, to 1700, 3 April 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 5 August 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2510606: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SITLINGTON Alexander Farndale
Red Cross File No 2510606

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