Alan Crawford (Dutchy) COUVE

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COUVE, Alan Crawford

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brighton, Victoria, 14 January 1894
Home Town: Dandenong, Greater Dandenong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chemist's apprentice
Died: Died of Wounds, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Memorials: Dandenong Shire Roll of Honour, Dandenong St James' Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"...Lieutenant Alan Crawford (Dutch or Dutchy) Couve, 8th Battalion from Dandenong, Victoria. A 20 year old chemist’s apprentice prior to being appointed a Second Lieutenant on 24 August 1914, he embarked for overseas with G Company from Melbourne on 19 October 1914 aboard HMAT Benalla (A24). After a stopover in Albany, Western Australia, he arrived in Egypt on 2 December 1914. Following further training in Egypt, the battalion took part in the Gallipoli landings on 25 April as part of the second wave. Lt Couve was wounded in action on the first day and died from his wounds on 26 April 1915. He is buried in Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. This image is from the collection of brothers Lt Alan Crawford Couve and 2nd Lt Henry Thomas Ladson Couve from Dandenong, Victoria. They photographed members of their unit in Egypt prior to serving at Gallipoli where they both died." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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