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Alexander Walter McALPIN

Regimental number3340
Place of birthCathcart via Ararat, Victoria
SchoolNorval State School, Victoria
Other trainingInternational Correspondence School (architechture)
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressArarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C McAlpin, King Street, Ararat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 19th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extensionj (Block O, Plot VIII, Row H, Grave No. 4), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Christina McALPIN, High Street, Ararat, Victoria
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as McALPINE.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McALPIN Alexander Walter

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