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Alfred CASSIDY

Regimental number860
Place of birthEdenhope, Victoria
SchoolEdenhope and Dergholm State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
AddressDergholm, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, N Cassidy, Dergholm, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Signalman, HMAS 'Melbourne' for 5 months before enlisting in the AIF.
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPortland, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of disease 29 May 1915
Place of death or woundingDied at sea of heat stroke.
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Died on board 'Euripides' en route to Egypt; buried at sea.

Medal: British War Medal

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