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Alexander ELLIS

Regimental number289
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolHamley Bridge Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFruit hawker
AddressMaitland, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, Mrs F. Coffey, Maitland, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets in Maitland.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 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
Regimental number from Nominal Roll289A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death22
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 1), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Maitland, Y.P., South Australia

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