Alfred Henry CLEGG

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CLEGG, Alfred Henry

Service Number: 34
Enlisted: 13 March 1915, Cairns, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, 15 July 1894
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 29 July 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cairns Cenotaph, Townsville Cenotaph, Townsville Railway Station Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 34, Cairns, Queensland
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 34, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 34, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 34, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 34, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"...34 Sergeant Alfred Henry Clegg, 26th Battalion, of Charters Towers, Qld. A clerk prior to enlisting on 13 March 1915, Corporal Clegg embarked from Brisbane, Qld, aboard HMAT Ascanius on 24 May 1915. Sgt Clegg was killed in action at Pozieres, France, on 29 July 1916, aged 22 years" - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)