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Alexander SAST

Regimental number919
Place of birthOdessa, Russia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinUncle, Adam Sast, Kieff, Russia
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Russian Navy, Baltic Sea.
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Surname incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as SASH.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date22 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto on board, 24 September 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 22 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1928
Age at death39
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. 9, 3330), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAST Alexander

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