Service Number: 454
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, An original of B Company
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Cambridge Street State School, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 March 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 454, 29th Infantry Battalion, An original of B Company
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 454, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 454, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Albert Alexander was said by eye witnesses to have been killed instantly by a shell near the village of Beaumetz during a German counter attack. He was buried in the field and his grave marked but it was subsequently lost. He was reported as missing until a court of enquiry held in August 1917 confirmed him as killed in action. He was 24 years of age.

His younger brother, 514 Pte Archibald Alexander 7th Battalion AIF was shot in the Landing boats and killed at Anzac on 25 April 1915, age 20.