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David Alexander MAIN

Regimental number5383
Place of birthBeni, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShearer
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Mrs H Clayton, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTaken ill at Etaples, 2 July 1916; died of cerebro spinal fever at No. 24 British General Hospital, Etaples, 4 July 1916.
FateDied of disease 4 July 1916
Place of death or woundingEtaples, France
Age at death27
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 55), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
80
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3394 Pte Alfred Ernest MAIN, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 5134 Pte Charles Hay MAIN, 13th Bn, killed in action, 14 August 1916; 27743 Gunner Robert John MAIN, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919; 1627 Pte Walter Sydney MAIN, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 October 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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