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Alfred WEST

Regimental number1628
Place of birthChiltern, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheeper cutter
AddressBridge Street, Chiltern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWilliam West, Melbourne Road, Chiltern, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; subsequently in the 44th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19
Place of burialPembroke Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row 2, Grave 5), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Sarah Ann WEST.
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2034 Pte Henry George BATEMAN, 37th Bn, killed in action, 8 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 3 May 1915.

Wounded in action, and admitted to HS 'Royal George', 6 May 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen and right hip).

Transferred to Malta; listed as 'dangerously ill', 26 May 1915.

Died of wounds, St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 4 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEST Alfred

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