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Alexander George INNES

Regimental number2468
Date of birth1898
Place of birthSmithton, Tasmania
SchoolSmithton Primary School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSmithton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Innes, Smithton, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 October 1917
Place of death or woundingWounded Passchendale, Belgium
Date of death20 October 1917
Age at death19
Place of burialLijssenthoek Militray Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row H, Grave No. 16A), Belgium - 1 3/4 miles south west of Poperinghe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Allan and Mary Innes of Smithton, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private Laurence Henry INNES, Regimental No. 1806, 26th Battalion, returned to Australia 15 May 1919; Brother: Private Cecil INNES, Regimental No. 56555, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia 23 July 1919
Other details

Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania. Wounded several times while on active service (hospitalised). Gun shot wound to face, shrapnel wound/fractured right arm. Wounded and gassed for the second occasion on 16 October 1917. Died 20 October 1917 at the 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station (gas poisoning)

Personal effects returned to family per 'Coo-ee' on 30 July 1920

War Service: Egypt, England, France

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