Alfred Rufus WARREN

WARREN, Alfred Rufus

Service Number: 2897
Enlisted: 1 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Prospect Hill, South Australia , 2 May 1896
Home Town: Highbury, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
Schooling: Prospect Hill Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 31 July 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Ashbourne Old Scholars & Ashbourne Boys Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ceduna Merghiny Maltee & Waranda Pictorial Roll of Honor, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll, Hope Valley & Highbury Heroes of the Great War Roll, Meadows War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Prospect Hill War Memorial, Tea Tree Gully Hope Valley Methodist Church and District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1916: Enlisted
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 2897, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 2897, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Josiah and Ellen WARREN of Highbury, via Hope Valley, SA

The late Private A. R. Warren was born at Prospect Hill on May 2, 1896, and lived there the greater part of his life. He was on the West Coast for a few  years, and then returned to Prospect Hill, where he enlisted. He sailed with the 6th Reinforcement of the 43rd Battalion last December, and was killed in action on July 31.