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Alexander Maxwell MOON

Regimental number3680
Place of birthPortland, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38.4
Height5' 9"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMrs Jean Moon, c/o Mr H. Moon, Charles Place, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 20 years in the Naval Force, China; discharged for striking a superior Officer; previously rejected for enlistment in the AIF on account of teeth.
Enlistment date16 May 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date29 April 1918
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 31 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: asthma, chronic bronchitis), Adelaide, 29 April 1918.

War service: 349 days (of which 272 days were abroad)

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death10 July 1924 Keswick, South Australia
Age at death44
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6 West, Grave No. 2), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOON Alexander Maxwell

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