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Alfred Henry UNWIN

Regimental number758
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressDonald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose H Roff, Southerland Street, Broadford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDischarged in London 20 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Kildonan Presbyterian Homes for Children Roll of Honour ('For God King & Country), Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
Discharge date20 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 December 1916 (self-inflicted gun shot wound, left foot).

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 26 December 1916, on charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he at Armentieres on 6.12.16 carelessly wounded himself in the foot; found guilty; sentenced to 60 days' Field Punishment No 1.

Married Lottie Elizabeth SHARPE, spinster, aged 26, Parish Church, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 26 September 1918.

Discharged in London (termination of period of enlistment), 20 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, UNWIN Alfred Henry

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