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Alexander Henry CRIGAN

Regimental number6001
Place of birthHastings, Sussex, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPoint Lonsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rev H Crigan, The Rectory, Murrumburrah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Senior Cadets, Compulsory Military Training scheme; discharged medically unfit; subsequently in Exempt Area under CMT scheme.
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St Edmund's Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Gunning, New South Wales: 'In memory of the men of this Parish who made the supreme sacrifice of their life in the fight for Truth and Freedom.' [Why is his name here?]
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 28 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRIGAN Alexander Henry

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