Archibald ALEXANDER

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ALEXANDER, Archibald

Service Number: 514
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Richomond, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Richmond (V), Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tobacco Stripper
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Richomond, Victoria, Australia
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 514, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 514, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography

Medals 1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Red Cross file, “Casualty belonged to same section and platoon as informant, and was under the informant. Casualty, together with 50 other men of the Company, got into a boat from the transport “Galeka”. They proceeded to row towards the shore and when within 20 yards of the shore most of the crew were wounded, including casualty. Informant actually saw casualty shot and the boat sink 10 yards from the shore. There were several saved, but the casualty was not pulled from the water. 1004 Corporal J. Carlile 7th Bn. AIF.

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