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Alexander STRACHAN

Regimental number460
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Address66 Wilson Street, Hawksburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Strachann, 66 Wilson Street, Hawksburn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date10 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 20 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left hand; deafness), 10 March 1916.

Death attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as STAACHON.
Date of death27 June 1949
SourcesNAA: B2455, STRACHAN Alexander

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