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Eric Carnagie ALEXANDER

Regimental number1876
Date of birth12 December 1892
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
Other NamesEric Carnegie
SchoolPayneham Secondary School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressDenman Terrace, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eva Benson, Denman Terrace, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date19 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2551 Pte Harold Leslie ALEXANDER, 27th Bn, killed in action, 4 August 1916.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France. Contracted trench feet; invalided to Oxford hospital, England; recovered and returned to duty, 1917. Arrived back in Australia, 25 May 1919.

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