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Alfred Alexander VARLEY

Regimental number611
Place of birthHorsham Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBox Grove, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Varley, Box Grove, Horsham, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Loyal Grampian Lodge No 168, IOOF, Roll of Honour, Horsham Historical Society.
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'R.Q.M.S. VARLEY has served continuously with his Battalion from February to September, 1918. During this most difficult period he has shown himself to be most capable and conscientious in the execution of his duty, particularly in the recent operations from 8th August, 1918 to September, 1918, whilst forwarding of supplies was of the utmost importance this W.O. was untiring in his work for his Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Ernest Arthur VARLEY, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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