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Alfred WRIGGLESWORTH

Regimental number523
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
True NameWRIGGLESWORTH, Alfred Gunn
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBroker
AddressWoodlands, Wellington Parade, Jolimont, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Wrigglesworth, Ruffini Strasse 8, Munchen, Germany
Previous military serviceServed in Wellington College Cadets; and in Australian Field Artillery (resigned).
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBirthplace variously given as Wellington, New Zealand (CWGC) and East Melbourne, Victoria (Attestation Form).
FateDischarged 29 December 1915
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 13A and 14C), Somme, France
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Discharged, London, 29 December 1915, on being granted a Commission in the British Army.

Served as 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Bn, Manchester Regiment; killed in action, 4 September 1916.

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

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