George Robert ALEXANDER

ALEXANDER, George Robert

Service Number: 585
Enlisted: 6 May 1916, 5 years AAMC
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
Born: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia, 18 July 1888
Home Town: Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Hamilton Superior Public School and Maitland High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Time keeper
Died: War Service related , Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia, 13 August 1933, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
METHODIST 1 (WESLEYAN) C SW. 72.
Memorials: Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Maitland High School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 585, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps, 5 years AAMC
14 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 585, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
14 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 585, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps, SS Marsina, Sydney
18 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
19 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 585, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps

Sgt George Robert Alexander

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle

86 years ago today, on the Tuesday afternoon of the 15th August 1933, Sergeant George Robert Alexander, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps, timekeeper from 11 Murray Street, Hamilton, New South Wales and 1 Lindsay Street, Hamilton, N.S.W., father of three, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 45. METHODIST 1 (WESLEYAN) C SW. 72.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135081778
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135089801
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135095515
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165355605
Born at Singleton, New South Wales on the 18th July 1888 to William Rees and Sarah Alexander; husband of Eva Jordan Alexander nee Newton (married 1911, died?), George enlisted May 1916 at Newcastle, N.S.W.
George served with his unit at Rabaul, New Britain, and returned home March 1919 as medically unfit with malaria, and was treated at the Randwick Military Hospital for some time.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article159368801
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162566430
Mr Alexander’s name has been inscribed on the Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honor, Hamilton Municipal District Roll of Honor, Hamilton Methodist Church (Maitland Road) Roll of Honour, Hamilton (Gregson Park) War Memorial (photo, unveiled on the 20th May 1922) and the East Maitland Boys' High School Roll of Honour. Name would be inscribed on the Newcastle Free Gardeners'-Pansy Lodge No. 21 G.U.O.O.F. Roll of Honour (not located). Name would also be inscribed on the Lodge Star in the East Roll of Honour, unsure if this ever existed.
Unfortunately, there is no indication on George’s headstone that he served during The Great War, so I have placed poppies in honour of his service and sacrifice with the 1st A.I.F.
http://sandgate.northerncemeteries.com.au/index.php/war-heroes/world-war-1-burial-3?id=103&aso=exact&s_f=id&data_search=410820#2
I am quite certain Mr Alexander’s death can be attributed to his war service, so I will be submitting an application for a Commonwealth War Graves Plaque, to be placed at the New South Wales Garden of Remembrance, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, N.S.W. Contact with descendants would be much appreciated.
Younger brother Reginald Harry (Reg No-6215, born 1896, died 1951) also served 1st A.I.F.

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