Alexander Frank ALEXANDER


ALEXANDER, Alexander Frank

Service Number: 2196
Enlisted: 16 March 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, December 1897
Home Town: Leeton, Leeton, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 6 May 1918
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leeton ANZAC Memorial Clock Tower and Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2196, Cootamundra, New South Wales
24 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2196, 36th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2196, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney
6 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 34th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France), GSW (thorax)

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Biography contributed by chris senti

Alexander Frank Alexander signed up in Leeton, NSW, officially enlisting at Cootamundra.

His name is on our town's monument as A. F. Alexander.

A few years ago I coincidently found his medals and death plaque on ebay. I treasure our town's history and this medal set. Alexander Alexander - how many others of the 100,000 AIF soldiers would have the same first and last name?