|Place of birth||Glanville, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Semaphore, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Struthers, Ansell Street, Semaphore, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 1.5 years in the Senior Cadets (Voluntary); left the district.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Postal Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Cheltenham Cemetery (Portion Protestant, Allotment 95 S, Path 3, Section J), South Australia|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alexander and Elizabeth STRUTHERS. Native of Glanville, South Australia. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, SA.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 48th Bn, 19 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.
Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 June 1916 (sprained right foot); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 June 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train No 25, 30 June 1916, and admitted to 25th General Hospital, Camiers; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 20 July 1916.
Proceeded to join 1st Anzac Headquarters for permanent Base duties in Corps Area, 3 November 1916.
Attached for duty to 1st Anzac Corps Troop Supply Column, 9 November 1916.
Accidentally wounded, 8 May 1917 (gun shot wound, eye: soldier not to blame), and admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 9 May 1917; to 59th General Hospital, 19 May 1917 (corneal ulcer); to Ambulance Train, 31 May 1917, and admitted to 1st South African General Hospital, Abbeville, 1 June 1917; transferred to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 2 June 1917; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 11 July 1917.
Found guilty, Havre, 30 August 1917, of being absent without leave from 5.30 pm parade: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.
Transferred to Australian Army Postal Corps, 13 October 1917.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 April 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 1 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 6 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 29 September 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Died in Keswick Military Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.Death attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||28|
|Place of burial||Cheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STRUTHERS Alfred Lawson|