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Alexander HOUSTON

Regimental number2172
Place of birthJervass Street, Torrensville, South Australia
SchoolThebarton
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationSawyer
AddressJervois Street, Torrens ville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Houston, Jervois Street, Torrens ville, South Australia
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 9), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John adn Elizabeth HOUSTON, 34 Arlington Terrace, Welland, South Australia. Native of Torrensville

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