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Alexander Samuel ARNETT

Regimental number2123
Place of birthMoruya, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Cooboora', Moruya, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edward L Arnett, 'Cooboora', Moruya, New South Wales
Previous military serviceHe was a member of the Bergalia Rifle Club.
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was wounded 26 September 1917 Polygon Wood, Ypres but remained on duty until he was relieved five days later.
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary ARNETT, Kyogle, New South Wales. Native of Moruya, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2260 Lance Corporal Charles Victor ARNETT, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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