Alexander Francis MOTTLEY

Regimental number778
Place of birthKempsey, Macleay River, New South Wales
SchoolBowra Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingLabourer
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBowraville, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W H Mottley, Bowraville, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the cadets.
Enlistment date13 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Machine Gun Company, 14th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll778A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He loved his mother and for her honour, he died also for his country.'
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Alexander Frances
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 29), France
Commemoration detailsBowraville Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W.H.P. and Jemima MOTTLEY, Bowraville, New South Wales. Native of Kempsey, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Henry G MOTTLEY, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia; Cousin: Bombardier W Mottley, RFA