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Alexander John RANKIN

Regimental number1289
Place of birthInverleigh, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationToolsmith
Address57 Beach Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10.5"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Allen Rankin, 21 Holland Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentS/SGT
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 14 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29644 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No 176 (30 November 1916.

FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Lily RANKIN
Discharge date6 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Piort Said on board HT 'Euripides', 22 January 1917; discharged (fit for duty), Perth, 6 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death7 May 1938
Age at death55
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, RANKIN Alexander John

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