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Alexander HOUSTON

Regimental number2172
Place of birthJervass Street, Torrensville, South Australia
SchoolThebarton
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationSawyer
AddressJervois Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.1
Height5' 5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Houston, Jervois Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
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
Commemorated in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: John adn Elizabeth HOUSTON, 34 Arlington Terrace, Welland, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOUSTON Alexander

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