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Alexander Alphonsus ADAIR

Regimental number2450
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil servant
Address17 Hotham Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Adair, 17 Hotham Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 6 months in the 63rd (East Melbourne) Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; 6 months in the 61st (City of Melbourne) Infantry, CMF.
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date4 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh); discharged, Melbourne, 4 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 February 1928
Place of burialNichols Point Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAIR Alexander Alphonsus

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