Alfred Ernest VILE

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VILE, Alfred Ernest

Service Number: 738
Enlisted: 24 September 1914, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Narromine, Narromine, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 19 May 1915
Cemetery: 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery
Row E, Grave 1 Headstone inscription reads: God have mercy on his soul and let perpetual light shine on him, 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Narromine War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 738, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Kensington, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 738, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 738, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 738, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 738, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Mary Ann Vile of Neil Street, Harden, NSW later of 'Edithville', Harden, NSW . Brother of Percy Edgar Vile who was killed in action at Gallipoli on  29 April 1915 while serving with the 3rd Battalion and is buried in the Lone Pine Cemetery, Row L, Grave 14

Medals: 1914-15 Star British War Medal, Victory Medal