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Alexander James CANNON

Regimental number1894
Place of birthPoplar, London, England
SchoolOban Street, Poplar, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Alfred Aylett, Molong Road, Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Miss Jessie Cannon, 46 Benledi Street, Poplar, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12/11/2015
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 May 1917
Place of death or woundingLe Bizet, Armentieres, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialTancrez Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 11), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Christina CANNON. Native of Poplar, London, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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