James Herbert ALCORN

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ALCORN, James Herbert

Service Number: 1866
Enlisted: 4 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 2 September 1889
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Central State School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, Passchendaele, Belgium, 13 October 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Milton Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
1 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1866, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
1 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1866, 49th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1866, 49th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

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Biography

"Mrs. J. H. Alcorn, of Ruby-street, Kelvin Grove, has received the sad news that her husband Private J. H. Alcorn died of wounds in France on October 13. Private Alcorn was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Alcorn of Ruth-street, South Brisbane." - from the Brisbane Courier 21 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)