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Alfred SODERLUND

Regimental number6894
Place of birthStockholm, Sweden
True NameHOGBERG, Alfred
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinHalf-sister, Miss A Johnson, Boston, USA
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Date of death18 September 1920
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialAIF West Terrace Cemetery (Portion AIF, Light Oval, Path 8N, Grave No. 7 East), Adelaide
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Sister: Mrs Anna JOHNSON. Native of Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date1 December 1918
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A30, 5 April 1918; disembarked HT 'Borda', Melbourne, 30 May 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: phthisis), Adelaide,1 December 1918.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 September 1920
Age at death35
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5 East, Grave 7), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SODERLUND Alfred

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