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Alexander Robert AIRD

Regimental number7116
Place of birthNariocha, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTramway employee
Address102 Rose Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Mr D Aird, 102 Rose Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death26 August 1918
Age at death28.8
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave 37), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
42
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Cherry Phoebe AIRD, 102 Rose Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin to Capt Clive Cook WA, Corp John Aird VIC, Pte A Sutton VIC.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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