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Alexander McCRAE

Regimental number603
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolState School, Swanston Street, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address2 Cummins Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ellen McCrae, 2 Cummins Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5271
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot III, Row I, Grave No. 8B), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Martha McCRAE; Wife: Ellen Maria McCRAE, 7 Craine Street, South Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Geelong, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Re-embarked as 5721, Private, 8th Bn, 18 Reinforcement, 3 July 1916, from Sydney on board HMAT A33 'Ayrshire'.

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

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