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Alexander John ELDER

Regimental number18600
Place of birthSmythesdale, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Miss Jessie M Elder, Apollo Bay, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember for 2.5 years of Townsville Rifle Club.
Enlistment date6 December 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 September 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Signal Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Aleander and Madonna Christina ELDER
Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 10 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 September 1926
Age at death36
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELDER Alexander John

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