|Place of birth||Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland|
|School||National School, Lisglennon, Killala, Co Mayo, Ireland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Address||Police Barracks, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||John Alexander, Lisglennon, Killala, Co Mayo, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years with the African Police.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death||25|
|Place of burial||At sea|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 3rd Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Promoted Sergeant, 7 August 1915.
Wounded in action, 25 September 1915 (bomb wound, right thigh: serious); admitted to St Elmo Hospital, Malta, 1 October 1915; to Ghain Tuffilo, 9 October 1915; to England, 26 October 1915, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol, 4 November 1915.
Returned to Egypt; disembarked Alexandria, 28 February 1916, and taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.
Taken on strength, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 2 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Army Corps Light Horse Regiment, 7 July 1916.
Promoted Farrier Sergeant, 29 July 1916.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 12 September 1916 (pleurisy), and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 19, 13 September 1916, and admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 13 September 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to England, 15 September 1916 (pleurisy), and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 16 September 1916. Discharged on furlough, 3 October 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 19 April 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 18 September 1917 (pleurisy), and transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 10, 19 September 1917, and admitted to 55th General Hospital, 20 September 1917; transferred to England, 23 September 1917, and admitted to County of London War Hospital, Napsbury (pleurisy: slight); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 October 1917. Discharged on furlough, 17 October 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 October 1917. Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 November 1917 (pleurisy); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 November 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 16 December 1917, for discharge (pulmonary tuberculosis); died on board ship, 18 December 1917; buried at sea.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ALEXANDER William|