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Alexander William ELGOOD

Regimental number5073
Place of birthEngland
SchoolGrove Vale Council School, Dulwich, London and Nailsworth Public School, Nailsworth, Adelaide, S.A.
Age on arrival in Australia11
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressSelma, John Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, B.A. Elgood, Selma, John Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and Area 35B Leichhardt Infantry, Sydney, NSW
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Military Medal awarded)

Recommendation date: 26 June 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas recommended for D.C.M. and mentioned is Brigade Orders.
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 46), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin Alfred and Lucy Elizabeth ELGOOD, 23 John Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Camberwell, London, England~

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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