Alexander Robert AIRD

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AIRD, Alexander Robert

Service Number: 7116
Enlisted: 10 October 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nathalia,, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Tramway Conductor
Died: Died of wounds, France, 26 August 1918
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot V111, Row A, Grave 37 Headstone inscription reads: No one knows the silent heartache only those who have lost can tell
Memorials: Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board HR
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World War 1 Service

10 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 7116, 5th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 7116, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 5th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shell shock
25 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 5th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the abdomen

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Donald and Cherry Phoebe Aird of 102 Rose Street, Fitzroy, Vic

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Donald and Cherry Phoebe Aird of 102 Rose Street, Fitzroy, Vic

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal