Alexander CHALMERS

CHALMERS, Alexander

Service Number: 32
Enlisted: 1 March 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Farm of Tulloch, Durris, Co Kincardineshire, Scotland, 27 September 1886
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Central School Drumoak
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
II F 31, Warlencourt British Cemetery, Warlencourt-Eaucourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 32, 26th Infantry Battalion
24 May 1915: Involvement Private, 32, 26th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
24 May 1915: Embarked Private, 32, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph CHALMERS (Farmer and Oatmeal Miller) and Annie OGG, Wardmill, Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Alexander came to Australia in September 1912.  On the outbreak of war he enlisted with the AIF and served in France and Flanders.  Kileed in action near Bapame 05 November 1916.  His Chaplain wrote: 'He was unswerving in the execution of his duty, and keen in upholding the honour of his country's rights.  In his battalion he bears a good record, and was highly respected by his commanding officers and fellow soldiers.'