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Alfred Ernest TARRANT

Regimental number57
Place of birthDerby, Tasmania
SchoolLefroy State School, Tasmania
Other trainingPhilip Smith Training College, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressLefroy, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alfred Tarrant, Lefroy, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the Senior Cadets, Beaconsfield, Tasmania.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 November 1915
Place of death or woundingShrapnel Gully, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. I), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Caroline TARRANT. Native of Leroy, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3598 Albert Ernest TARRANT, 13th Machine Gun Company, killed in action, France, 25 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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