FLOATE, Alfred

Service Number: 6263
Enlisted: 21 March 1916, Wickepin, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ashington, Sussex, England, 1889
Home Town: Wickepin, Wickepin, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 19 August 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Grave I.Z. 27.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6263, Wickepin, Western Australia
13 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6263, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
13 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6263, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6263, 16th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Jun 1889   Floate Alfred Thakeham 2b 345

He was 28 and the son of the late Henry Floate and of Eliza Caroline Floate [nee Lelliott ] of Ashington. Later of “Wilburton” Ashacre Lane, Salvington near Worthing, Sussex.

He is commemorated in Sussex, England on the Ashington War Memorial which is to be found in SS Peter & Paul Parish Church, Ashington and takes the form of a white marble tablet with decorative top with lettering in black and a gold, incised, cross above list of names. The whole memorial is mounted on a black marble backboard. Ashington is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the A24 road 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Storrington.