Alexander Russell Robert PAGE

PAGE, Alexander Russell Robert

Service Number: 1082
Enlisted: 13 July 1915, Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bow, London, England, 1889
Home Town: Maylands, Bayswater, Western Australia
Schooling: Barnet Village School, Herts, England
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
His remains were positively identified in 2023 and have been re-interred at the Pheasant Wood Cemetery on 20 July 2023. Previously listed at VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1082, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Perth, WA
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1082, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1082, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Alexander Page was born and raised in England. He was the son of James William and Grace Page. His father had died in England when he was about 10 years of age. Alexander arrived in Fremantle during 1911, and after the war his mother was living in Central Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia.

His brother, 4104 Private James William Page also served with the 32nd Battalion AIF and was killed in action 19 November 1917, aged 32.

Their mother inserted the following notice in a West Australian nespaper,

‘PAGE.—In loving memory of my only two sons, Alex. Page, killed in action at Fleurbaix July 20, 1916, also James Page, killed at Messines Ridge November 20, 1917, both 32nd Battalion.

In fancy I seem to hear them laughing or bursting into cheerful song;

But oh, when the lamps are lighted and they do not come along.’

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