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Alexander FERNANCE

Regimental number855
Date of birth18 March 1886
Place of birthBothwell, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSouth Hay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.25"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Cole, South Hay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1914
Place of enlistmentWodonga, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 2), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: E. and Emily Fernance, of Hay, New South Wales. Native of Tasmania.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 19 April 1915 (gonorrhoea); transferred to Alexandria, 11 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 4 May 1915 (for discharge: venereal disease).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2359 Alexander FERNANCE for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERNANCE Alexander

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