Alexander MAXWELL

MAXWELL, Alexander

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Australian Army Chaplains' Department
Born: Devonshire, England, 28 July 1856
Home Town: Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Church of England Minister
Died: Sandgate, Qld., 30 August 1933, aged 77 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Citizens of Sandgate Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

8 Apr 1915: Involvement Australian Army Chaplains' Department
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Australian Army Chaplains' Department, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Rev. Alexander Maxwell.

The Rev. Alexander Maxwell died at his home at Sandgate early yesterday morning, after a long illness. The late Mr. Maxwell was a native of Devonshire. England, and arrived in Melbourne in 1879. He worked in the diocese of Melbourne for many years, and later at Bowen and Innisfail. He then came to the Brisbane Diocese, and did work at Beaudesert, Sandgate, Gympie, and Cleveland. He was appointed chaplain of the Commonwealth Forces in 1915, and served with them during the Great War. Mr.Maxwell had been living a retired life in Sandgate for some years. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, and three sons- Miss Gwen Maxwell, Mrs. Wilkinson (Victoria), Dr. Maxwell (England), Messrs. W. B.and B. J. Maxwell (Victoria,). The funeral will leave St. Margaret's Church, Sandgate, after a service commencing at 10.30 o'clock this morning, for the Toowong Cemetery.

The Brisbane Courier Thursday 31 August 1933 page 15