Alexander Ritchie HOLDEN

Regimental number1931
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr John Holden, Victoria Place, Dunmurry, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date27 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 May 1916; disembarked Egypt, 13 June 1916.

Embarked Egypt for England, 6 August 1916; taken on strength, 41st Bn, 23 September 1916.

Found guilty, 16 November 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 9 November, to 7 am, 12 November 1916: awarded loss of 8 days' pay; forfeited a total of 11 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, hand and thigh), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 5 October 1917; to 5th Stationary Hospital, 6 October 1917; to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 14 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 November 1917.

On leave to England, 19 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 February 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 June 1918 (influenza), and transferred same day to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 12 June 1918; to England, 19 June 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Woking, 28 June 1918 (infuenza: slight). Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 15 July 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 July 1918.

Marched out from No 4 Command Depot to Overseas Training Brigade, Longridge Deverill, 22 October 1918; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 8 November 1918.

Marched into Concentration Depot, Codford, 15 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 6 April 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 27 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal