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George Robert ALEXANDER

Regimental number3678
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationConfectioner
Address55 Gillies Street, Fairfield Park, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 4.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. E.G. Alexander, 53 Gillies Street, Fairfield Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 15 months in the Senior Cadets; 11 months active service in the Victorian Naval Contingent; 7 years in the Royal Australian Navy.
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Discharge date9 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HS 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 10 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 9 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 August 1929
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALEXANDER George Robert

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