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Alfred Hobart STURDEE

Date of birth1863
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressLindores, Bamfield Street North, Sandringham, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation51
Height5' 6.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMrs L Sturdee, Stoneycroft, High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service16th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29644 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No 176 (30 November 1916.

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Family/military connectionsSon: Lt Colonel Vernon Ashton Hobart STURDEE DSO, OBE, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 5th Division Engineers, returned to Australia, 16 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STURDEE Alfred Hobart
UNSW Canberra Academy Library Manuscript Collection: Guide to the Papers of Lieutenant-General Sir Vernon Ashton Hobart Sturdee
Digitised Diary: 8 August 1914 to 25 February 1918

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