Peter Lambert ALKEMADE

ALKEMADE, Peter Lambert

Service Number: 3002
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 13th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, 5 March 1897
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draftsman
Died: 31 May 1968, aged 71 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Colac General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3002, 22nd Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3002, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
27 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, At Tel El Kebir, Egypt.
6 Sep 2017: Wounded Driver, SN 3002, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, severe Gas poisoning.

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Biography contributed by Kerry Bulow

Peter was the son of Petrus Van Lansschot Alkemade and Violetta (Violet) Kollner, the family originated from the Netherlands. Peter, who was a Draftsman was a serving member of the 7th Field Company, Engineers when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 24th July 1915, and he was allocated service number 3002. He embarked with the 7th reinforcement of the 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion for Egypt on 26th November. While in Egypt, Peter transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade at Tel El Kerbir, and he was appointed a Driver. He embarked for France with his Battery on 28th June 1916, and they disembarked at Marseilles, and they moved towards the Western Front. Peter was severely gassed on 6th September 1917, and he was admitted to the 2nd Australian General Hospital at Boulogne. He was then evacuated to England where he was admitted into the Bath War Hospital on 10th September. After his recovery he embarked for France on 15th November, and he was briefly appointed a Driver with the 5th Divisional Artillery before rejoining the 13th Field Artillery Brigade on 23rd November. After the Armistice, he finally returned to Australia in May 1919, and he was discharged from the Australian Imperial Force. He married Elizabeth Gellibrand Marks at Colac, Victoria on 11th October 1922. During the Second World War, Peter enlisted at Kawarren, Victoria on 25th May 1942 and he was allocated service number V382865. He took his discharge on 21st September 1945 as a Sergeant with the 19th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps. In 1949 the family lived in Beech Forest and Peter is listed as a manager, by 1967 they were living in Colac and his shown as retired.