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Regimental number3458
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address129 Dover Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 3"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Reeves, 129 Dover Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3458A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Bella REEVES; Wife: Alice REEVES. Native of Burnley, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred ro, and taken on strength of, 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Found guilty, 9 June 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2260403: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REEVES Alfred
Red Cross File No 2260403

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