Alfred Irving ROWNTREE


ROWNTREE, Alfred Irving

Service Number: 3119
Enlisted: 15 February 1917, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Ardrossan, South Australia, Australia, 31 July 1888
Home Town: Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Ardrossan Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 February 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Plot 111, Row F, Grave 34 Rev. H. Jones officiated Headstone inscription reads: Peace perfect peace with loved ones far away, Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Ardrossan & District WW1 Honor Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dowlingville Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
9 Feb 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wounds to the chest and arm penetrating the abdomen
12 Feb 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3119, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Nathan Kirk Rowntree and Rachel (nee Irvine) Rowntree of Ardrossan, SA; brother of William George Rowntree, John Joseph Rowntree who returned to Australia on 19 April 1919 having served with the 27th Battalion, Tom Rowland Rowntree, Mary Harvye Rowntree, Rachel Isabel Rowntree, Ellen Amelia Rowntree, Nathan Kirk Rowntree and James Harvey Rowntree

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal



His sister Rachel Isabel (Belle) applied for an incapicity pension on 27 Mar 1918, but it was rejected on the grounds that she was not dependent on her brother. She was 12 years old at the time.