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William Arthur ALDERSON

Regimental number5027
Place of birthStrathalbyn, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKing Street, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27.2
Height5' 3"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Stella Alderson, 22 George Court Wright Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, and taken Prisoner of War, 9 April 1917; repatriated and arrived in England, 30 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 June 1919.

Date of death2 June 1947
Age at death58
Place of burialDudley Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALDERSON William Arthur

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