Alfred Edward AVERY

AVERY, Alfred Edward

Service Number: 366
Enlisted: 17 April 1916, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 22nd Machine Gun Company
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Linotype Mechanic
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wounds to the abdomen, left leg and left arm , 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, 28 October 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XX1, Row G, Grave 1A Rev. J. Nicholson officiated Headstone inscription reads: While he lies in peaceful sleep his memory we will always keep, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Canberra Sun Newspapers Limited Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 366, 1st Machine Gun Company, Sydney, NSW
19 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 366, 1st Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres
19 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 366, 1st Machine Gun Company, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
17 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 22nd Machine Gun Company, Transferred from the 1st Machine Gun Company to the 22nd Machine Gun Company at Grantham
19 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 22nd Machine Gun Company, In Belgium
28 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, 366, 22nd Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Cooper Avery and Eva Maria Lillie Avery of 58 Howard Street, Randwick, NSW formerly of 'Kelso' Alexander Street, Coogee, NSW. Brother of Ruth Clemow nee Avery of Redfern

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal