Alan Lindsay FLOWER

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FLOWER, Alan Lindsay

Service Number: 3675
Enlisted: 1 May 1916, Mackay, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Bega, New South Wales, 24 September 1897
Home Town: Bangalow, Byron Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Lismore High School
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Died of Wounds, Morlancourt, France, 29 July 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Sarina War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3675, Mackay, Queensland
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3675, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3675, 4th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
29 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3675, 4th Pioneer Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography

"...3675 Private Alan Lindsay Flower of Bangalow, NSW. A bank clerk prior to enlistment, Pte Flower embarked with the 4th Pioneer Battalion on board HMAT Ayrshire (A33) on 24 January 1917. He served with the 5th Pioneer Battalion in France and died on 29 July 1918 of wounds received in action at Morlancourt. He was 23 years of age. Pte Flower's sister Vera Emily Flower served in North Africa and France as a nurse with the 2nd Australian General Hospital. His brother 357 Trooper (Tpr) James Herbert Flower, 7th Light Horse Regiment, died on 25 May 1915 of wounds received in action at Gallipoli." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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