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Alexandra Martin PEEL

Regimental number273
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCook
Address405 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.125"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Peel, 405 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Discharge date10 December 1917
Other details

Enlisted 6 January 1915; discharged, 8 February 1915, for refusing to be inoculated.

Re-enlisted, 12 March 1915.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Transferred to 21st Bn, 14 July 1916.

Found guilty, 9 September 1916, of being absent from 6.30 am parade: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 1 NZ Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 17 December 1916 (gonorrhea); transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 24 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 28 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 75 days; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder/chest); admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 May 1917; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 May 1917; to England, 22 May 1917, and admitted to Richmond Military Hospital, 24 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 25 August 1917; discharged, 10 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PEEL Alexandra Martin

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