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Alfred HENSON

Regimental number*9515
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
AddressMellor Road, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Henson, 37 Miller Street, North Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed 5 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 7), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Annie HENSON; husband of J.J. HENSON, Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Tom Henson was a prisoner of war in Germany and died of illness.

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