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Alfred Victor MOMPLHAIT

Regimental number3282
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
SchoolAlberton Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPort Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinA R Momplhait, Hodgman Road, Pennington, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death30.2
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot Iv, Row b, Grave No 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jean Gustav and Edith Helen MOMPLHAIT (BUSHELL). Native of Port Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 39802 Gunner Arthur Reginald MOMPLHAIT, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 50th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 29 February 19156.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 13 March 1916, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 7 July 1916 (dysentery), and transferred same day to 12th Casualty Clearing Station (gastric enteritis); discharged to duty, 18 July 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Red Cross Record File No 1800404, reported, 14 December 1916: 'The above named soldier appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16'. Name misspelled as MONFILILANT.

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

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 6a), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
Miscellaneous detailsMother, Mrs Edith Helen BUSHELL, Castlemaine House, Morgan Street, West Hindmarsh, subsequently listed as next of kin; father deceased.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOMPLHAIT Alfred Victor
Red Cross File No 1800404

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