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Alfred James ANGRAVE

Regimental number258
Place of birthBrompton, South Australia
SchoolFlinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address411 Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 11"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. A.J. Angrave, Durban Street, West Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Australian Army Medical Corps (Service Number 1325), South African (Boer) War. Served for 18 months in Garrison Artillery, Fort Largs; purchased discharge.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 3 June 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani, Egypt
Age at death33
Place of burialPort Said War Memorial Cemetery (Row O, Grave No. 22), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Family/military connectionsNephew: 4729 Pte Francis Gordon ANGRAVE, 50th Bn, killed in action, 23 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from HS 'Gascon' 30 August 1915 (dysentery); admitted to No 1 General Hospital, 1 September 1915 (bruised back and dysentery); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 16 September 1915 (light duties).

Admitted to No 1 General Hospital, 1 November 1915 (colic); discharged to duty, 4 November 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 4 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Rejoined unit, 29 December 1915, and proceeded to Western Front.

Wounded in action, Romani, 1 June 1916 (bomb wound, buttock), and admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, and transferred to Lowlands Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 3 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANGRAVE Alfred James

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