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Alfred ASHBY

Regimental number1207
Place of birthMaidstone, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressWaterloo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 8"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Ashby, Waterloo P B, Casterton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date9 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 27 May 1919; disembarked, and marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Perham Downs.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 13 November 1916.

Proceeded to England, 13 February 1917, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 21 April 1917.

Detached for temporary duty with Anzac Provost Corps, Tidworth, 8 May 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 13 April 1918 (myalgia, back); discharged to duty, 23 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Melbourne, 9 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 October 1924
Age at death55
Place of burialCasterton Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHBY Alfred

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