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Alexander McCRIMMON

Regimental number7294
Place of birthIsle of Skye, Scotland.
SchoolGlenbrittle, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Age on arrival in Australia39
OccupationStation hand
Address67 Stanmore Road, Petersham,NSW
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mc Crimmon, Glenbrittle, Portree, Scotland
Enlistment date15 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularUnder machine gun and shell fire he went to help a wounded comrade when a shellcame and killed him. (John McGrimmon Brother)
FateKilled in Action 16 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death46
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 4), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Margaret MCCRIMMON. Native of Isle of Skye, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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