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Alexander BALFOUR

Regimental number1364
Place of birthVIC
SchoolBairnsdale State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address99 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John R Balfour, 99 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 April 1918
Date of death20 April 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialCorbie Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot 2, Row D, Grave No. 65), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John R and Emma Balfour, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2578 Pte Ernest James BALFOUR, 25th Bn, discharged, 14 March 1919; 4061 Pte Malcolm BALFOUR, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 22 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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