Alfred MITCHELL

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MITCHELL, Alfred

Service Number: 146
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: The Gordon Higher Grade Public School, Huntly.
Occupation: Mason
Died: Killed in action, France, 5 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot III Row C Grave 8
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 146, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
31 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 146, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 146, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

2nd Australian Pioneers-Enlisted at Adelaide, VIC.

Son of Robert and Mrs. M. Mitchell, of "Novar", Queen St., Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

He is one of five former pupils of the Gordon Schools in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland who are remembered on the school war Memorial.

Huntly (Scottish Gaelic: Srath Bhalgaidh or Hunndaidh) is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, formerly known as Milton of Strathbogie or simply Strathbogie.

Huntly has a primary school (Gordon Primary) and a secondary school (The Gordon Schools) beside Huntly Castle.

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