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Regimental number1438
Place of birthVasa, Finland
Other NamesAlexander John
Other trainingSailor for 10 years
OccupationMill hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, J E Long, Vasa, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915. Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 28 July 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 28 July 1915; to HM Fleet Sweeper 'Clacton', 29 July 1915, and transferred to Mudros; admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Lemnos, 29 July 1915. Embarked on HS 'Gascon', 30 July 1915; disembarked Alexandria and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 2 August 1915 (dysentery); discharged to duty, 22 August 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 August 1915 (chest complaint); transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 30 August 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty, 11 September 1915. Admitted to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 2 November 1915 (nervous breakdown); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, 10 December 1915 (injury to head); transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 10 December 1915.

Medical Report, 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 30 November 1915, diagnosed goitre brought on by active service (strain and shock).

Embarked from Suez on HMT 'Wandilla' for invaliding to Australia and discharge, 13 December 1915; discharged, permanently unfit, 15 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal (file marked all returned, 30 September 1924).

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