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Alexander LAING

Regimental number766
Place of birthDrouin, Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolKew State School, Victoria
Address64 Egglestone Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinGrandparent, Alex Lang, 64 Egglestone Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 November 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 23), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander LAING and Isabella BROWN (his wife), 64 Eglinton Street, Kew, Victoria

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