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Alfred Ernest CHURCH

Regimental number3377
Place of birthUraidla, South Australia
SchoolUraidla Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Joseph Church, Findon Road, Woodville, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 79th Infantry, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date7 November 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row L, Grave No 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Joseph and Julia CHURCH, 21 7th Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5688 Pte Frederick Thomas Robert CHURCH, 27th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHURCH Alfred Ernest

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