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Alfred Frank BILLING

Regimental number15828
Date of birth18 August 1897
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
AddressUnion Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur Billing, Union Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for years in Senior Cadets; transferred to Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 December 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, November 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Mounted Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Discharge date6 June 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 30 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918.

Marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 15 July 1918.

Taken on strength 35th Company, AASC, Australian Mounted Division Train, 25 July 1918, and appointed Driver.

Admitted to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 September 1918 (tonsillitis), and transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara; to 14th Stationary Hospital, Port Said, 8 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Leicestershire', 22 December 1918 (debility); disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged, Adelaide, 6 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death23 January 1982
Age at death84
SourcesNAA: B2455, BILLING Alfred Frank

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