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Alexander DOTTIE

Regimental number647
Place of birthSalford, Manchester, England
SchoolAll Souls (Catholic) School, Manchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressDarwen Street, Manchester, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Robert E. Dottie, Darwen Street, Manchester, England
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Motor Transport Section
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Joined the AIF in the early days of the War." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Edwin and Mary Jane DOTTIE, 39 Darwen Street, Weaste, near Manchester
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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