Alfred Beryl HOUNSLOW

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HOUNSLOW, Alfred Beryl

Service Number: 522
Enlisted: 8 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 1 May 1891
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: North Broken Hill Public School
Occupation: Wood Machinist
Died: Killed in Action, Fleurbaix, France, 20 July 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
No known grave (memorial)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 522, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 522, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 522, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
12 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 32nd Infantry Battalion
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 522, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Alfred Beryl HOUNSLOW was born on 1st May, 1891 in Broken Hill, NSW

His parents were George HOUNSLOW & Hannah ARNOLD who married on 11th March, 1890 at the residence of Alfred ARNOLD at Parkside, South Australia - they had 3 known children, Arnold, Rita & Alfred who were all born at Broken Hill, NSW

Alfred married Sarah HOUNSLOW on 1st June, 1912 in the Methodist Parsonage, East Adelaide - no known children

Sarah died on 10th September, 1952 at her residence at 14 Havelock St. Largs, South Australia - aged 86 years

He enlisted as a Private at Keswick, South Australia on 8th July, 1915 and embarked from Adelaide on 18th November, 1915 on the HMAT Geelong with the 32nd Battalion, B Company - he was promoted to Lance Corporal on 12th February, 1916

Alfred was reported missing & then listed as Killed in Action at Fleurbaix, France on 20th July, 1916 during the Battle of Fromelles - he has no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the VC Corner Cemetery & Memorial in Fromelles, France & the Adelaide War Memorial

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

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His brother, 6409 Spr. Arnold George HOUNSLOW (/explore/people/293166) returned to Australia in 1919 - He also served in WW2

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