Service Numbers: 524, 524A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Company
Born: Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland., 4 June 1880
Home Town: Stanthorpe, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chemist.
Died: Killed in Action, France, 30 August 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Stanthorpe Fallen Soldiers HR, Stanthorpe Soldiers Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 524, 3rd Machine Gun Company, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 524, 3rd Machine Gun Company, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
30 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, 524A, 2nd Machine Gun Company, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 524A awm_unit: 2 Machine Gun Company awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-08-30

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Born- Mintlaw 04/06/1880- Mintlaw  is a large village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

1891 Census age 10.

1901 Census age 20

Enlisted at Stanthorpe.

He was 38 and the son of Mrs Mary Alexander, 14 Kirk St; Peterhead. (later of Alloa) also 88 Queen St; Peterhead & 39 Kirk Street.

His brother, Private Harry Alexander also fell. He was serving with the 5th Bn., Gordon Highlanders-Service Number 2733.He died 26-Mar-1916 Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL-Bay 8 and 9.

Their father’s forename was Charles.

The brothers are commemorated on the Peterhead War Memorial. George is one of six Australian Great War casualties remembered there.