Alfred Ernest TREAGUS


TREAGUS, Alfred Ernest

Service Numbers: 864, 233
Enlisted: 17 August 1914
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Steyning, Sussex, England, 1887
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Window dresser
Died: Influenza , 11 Australian General Hospital, Victoria, Australia, 2 August 1919
Cemetery: Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
Grave Reference: C.E. C. 961.
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 864, 6th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 864, 6th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 864, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
11 Sep 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private
3 Aug 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 233

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

There were two Alfred Ernest Treagus born in Sussex in the 1880’s-the one born in 1885 did not survive his first year. It is safe to assume that the one born in 1887 relates to this Australian war casualty. The age at death [30] on CWGC’s database, is not an exact match but then, such records are not always reliable. Indeed, he stated his age as 30 when he attested in November 1917.

Births Sep 1885   

Treagus Alfred Ernest  Brighton 2b 249  

Births Sep 1887   

TREAGUS Alfred Ernest  Steyning 2b 310  

Son of Annie Treagus of East Malvern, Victoria. His wife was Edith L. Treagus. He appears to have married on his return to Australia from service in the Middle East. He had served in England for two and a half years with the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Sussex Regiment and  for 757 days with the AIF before being discharged as Medically Unfit. [‘Serious’GSW to head 14th May 1915] His war wounds to forehead and eye area troubled him until his death, though he died of  meningitis.

He was accepted for commemoration as Great War dead on 21/03/2017