Alfred Edwin MASTERS

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MASTERS, Alfred Edwin

Service Number: 2362
Enlisted: 2 September 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sale, Victoria, 1898
Home Town: Sale, Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Sale State School and Sale High School
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Southampton, England, 2 October 1918
Cemetery: Southampton Old Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lakes Entrance WW1 Memorial, Rosedale Shire Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2362, Melbourne, Victoria
20 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2362, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
20 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2362, 38th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2362, 38th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", Shell wound (chest)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"The Sale borough flag was flown at half-mast on Wednesday in honor of Pte. Alfred Masters, son of Captain Masters, who has died as the result of wounds received some weeks ago." - from the Bruthen ands Tambo Times 17 Oct 1918 (nla.gov.au)