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Alfred Edwin MASTERS

Regimental number2362
Place of birthSale, Victoria
SchoolState and High School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressRosedale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Edwin Masters, Rosedale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date2 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted at 15 years and died in Southampton University Hospital.
FateDied of wounds 3 October 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSouthampton Old Cemetery (Row B9, Grave No. 174), Hampshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Julia MASTERS
Family/military connectionsCousin to Lieut Walter Roadknight and Lieut James Roadknight both killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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