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Alfred Alwin DRECKOW

Regimental number55821
Place of birthEndunda, South Australia
ReligionLutheran
OccupationFarmer
AddressCleve, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Dreckow, Cleve, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 April 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 April 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameGeneral Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of disease 18 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCompton Chamberlayne Cemetery, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christian and Mary DRECKOW, Riverton, South Australia
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 26 July 1918 (influenza); discharged, 31 July 1918; disemebarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918.

Allotted to 32nd Bn reinforcements, 13 August 1918.

Marched into D/S Training Bn, Codford, 13 August 1918.

Admitted to Brigade Clearing Hospital, 27 August 1918; marched into D/S Training Bn, Codford, 20 September 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 9 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia); transferred to Fovant Military Hospital, 14 October 1918.

Died, Fovant Military Hospital, 19 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Buried, 24 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRECKOW Alfred Alwin

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