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Alfred Roy EMMETT

Regimental number873
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressOuyen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Frank Delawar Emmett, Ouyen PO, Ouyen, Victoria
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, C 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 RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"A letter from Cpl Barrett wrote of his bravery and cheerfulness in times of danger. He was noted for his bravery and the distinction of Sergeant was about to be given to him." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 3), Ploegesttert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Frank and Kate F. EMMETT, Ouyen, Victoria. Native of Hamilton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Arthur Emmett, No. 3079, 8th Battal;ion, 26th July, 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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