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Alfred A BIRCH

Regimental number859
OccupationMarine officer
Address12 College Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Alic Birch, 12 College Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Date of death9 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialKarori Great War Memorial Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 17), New Zealand
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Eliza BIRCH, husband of Alice Agnes BIRCH, Seddon, Victoria. Born at Williamstown, Victoria. Served at Gallipoli. Wounded at the landing.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 November 1918
Age at death28
Place of burialKarori Cemetery (11aa3/24), Wellington, New Zealand

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