John Stewart ALEXANDER

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ALEXANDER, John Stewart

Service Number: 2566
Enlisted: 25 March 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Birkenhead, Port Adelaide, 4 January 1891
Home Town: Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Lefevre Peninsula School
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in Action, Flers, France, 30 October 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

25 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2566, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2566, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2566, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
30 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2566, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

Son of Hugh ALEXANDER and Marian nee STEWART

"THE LATE PRIVATE J. S. ALEXANDER.

Private J. S. Alexander was killed in action in France on October 30. He was the only son of Mr. Hugh Alexander, of Port Adelaide, and was 25 years of age. Born at Birkenhead, Port Adelaide, he took a fancy for farming and spent most of his time at Minlaton, from where he enlisted in February last. He left for Egypt on March 25, and went into action in France early in July. He was for several years a prominent player in the Minlaton football team, and was a member of the Koolywurtie Church Choir. He was greatly respected by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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