Alexander Benjamin TROON

Regimental number2971
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Jane Elizabeth Parsons, Lovett, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment 'on account of insufficient measurements'.
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date21 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 15th Bn, Ismailia, 8 January 1916.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 1 February 1916 (abscess); discharged to duty, same day.

Transferred to 47th Bn, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

On leave, 16 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 February 1918.

Transferred to 45th Bn, 28 May 1918, and detached to 12th Infantry Brigade.

Rejoined 45th Bn from detachment, 30 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 November 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 11 December 1918.

Marched out to England, 15 January 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 18 January 1919; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 20 January 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 11 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 May 1919; discharged, 15 June 1919.

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