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John Stewart ALEXANDER

Regimental number2566
Place of birthBirkenhead, Port Adelaide, South Austral;ia
SchoolLefevre Peninsula Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMinlaton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.1
Height5' 3.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Hughie Alexander, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 October 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death24.3
Place of burialAIF Burial Ground (Plot VII, Row A, Grave 2), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Marion ALEXANDER.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALEXANDER John Stewart

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