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Alfred James POWER

Regimental number1730
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCook
AddressGulargambone via Gilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 7.25"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSon, Clarence Edward Power, Waterloo PO, Waterloo, Sydney, Nss
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date31 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 17 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 9 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, in the field, 1 December 1916.

Found guilty, 28 March 1917, of destroying Government property: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave, 15 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 31 January 1918.

Detached to Divisional duties (cook), 2 February 1918.

On leave to United kingdom, 15 November 1918. Admitted, while on leave, to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 November 1918 (chronic bronchitis); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney, 24 March 1919; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 31 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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