Alfred BIGNELL

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BIGNELL, Alfred

Service Number: 1630
Enlisted: 26 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Minlaton, South Australia, 23 February 1884
Home Town: Port Victoria, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardner
Died: Illness (Cardiac debility), France, 28 November 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Victoria War Memorial and Flagpole
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1630, 48th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1630, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1630, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Virtual Australia

Son of William George and Caroline Bignell. Husband of Louisa Bignell they had four children.

Contributed by Tresna Randall  

Maitland newspaper which reads:

"The Late Private A. Bignell."

"Mrs A. Bignell of 55 Lurline St. West Adelaide has received the following letter by the last mail.   38th C.C.S.  29/11/16

I greatly regret to inform you that Private A. Bignell, 1630, 48th Battalion A.I.F. died here yesterday at 2.30 p.m. of heart failure.  He was only here an hour or two, dying soon after admission peacefully and quietly. He will be interned today in the British Army Cemetery at Heilly, and his name marked with a cross.  I beg you to accept my sincere sympathy in your great sorrow."

Rev. A. Alexander,

Chaplain.

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