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Alexander CALDER

Regimental number2792
Place of birthBallieward, Scotland
SchoolGrantown-on-Spey, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressDennington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Calder, Ballieward, Grantown, Elginshire, Scotland
Enlistment date22 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr and Mrs CALDER, Ballieward, Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALDER Alexander
Red Cross File 0670506O

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