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Regimental number3569
Place of birthScottsdale, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressScottsdale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.25"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Withers, Scottsdale, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 4 months in the Compulsory Military Training Scheme; otherwise 'evaded service' (note on Attestation Form).
Enlistment date19 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1917
Place of enlistmentScottsdale, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 31st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian Stationary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Fate incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 'KIA, 17 July 1917'.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date29 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 29 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 February 1968
Age at death73
Place of burialBoree Creek Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WITHERS Alfred

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