Alexander (Alick) TREVOR


TREVOR, Alexander

Service Number: 1757
Enlisted: 8 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Isis, Queensland, 7 June 1899
Home Town: Childers, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Appletree Creek State School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 4 September 1916, aged 17 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Apple Tree Creek Honour Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Isis District Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1757, Brisbane, Queensland
12 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1757, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1757, 52nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1757, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

Enlisted for Service aged 16 years and 7 months.

The three enlisted sons of Geoge Trevor and Elizabeth (nee Jones) Trevor of Isis, Queensland:-

3515 Pte. Pryce Trevor (/explore/people/183938) - returned to Australia;

4899 Pte. William Trevor (/explore/people/325263) - returned to Australia;

1757 Pte. Alexander Trevor (/explore/people/308938) - Killed in Action at Mouquet Farm, France on 4 September 1916 (no known grave).

... and the four cousins of the Trevor boys:

1745 Pte. William See (/explore/people/145968) - returned to Australia (son of Thomas See and Eliza Jane (nee Cocking) See;

1747 Lce.-Cpl. Thomas See MM (/explore/people/156028) - Awarded the Military Medal for gallantry, returned to Australia (son of Thomas See and Eliza Jane (nee Cocking) See;

985 Pte. Charles See (/explore/people/189881) - returned to Australia (son of James See and Elizabeth (nee Trevor) See;  and

57923 Pte. Pryce Tudor Trevor (/explore/people/242202) - returned to Australia (son of Pryce Trevor Snr. and Elizabeth (nee Griffiths) Trevor. 

"TREVOR, Alexander.  Private No.1757, 52nd Battalion. Born at Central Mill, Childers, and educated at Appletree Creek. The son of the late George and Elizabeth (nee Jones) Trevor, of Central Mill, via Childers. Enlisted at Bundaberg 6th January, 1916, and went into Enoggera Camp. Attached to the 52nd Battalion. Sailed for Egypt in April, and arrived in May, 1916. Sailed for France in June, 1916, and went through the battles of Somme, Fleurs, Pozieres, and Moquet Farm, where he was reported missing, and afterwards reported killed in action 24th September, 1916"  -  from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War. (


The Commanding Officer of the 52nd Battalion AIF held a Court of Inquiry dated 24 April 1917, some 8 months after the event, and came to the conclusion that Pte. Alexander Trevor was no longer known to be missing in action, but to be listed now as killed in action.

During this time both brothers to Pte. Alexander Trevor; William and Pryce, believed that their youngest brother Alick had been wounded and repatriated from The Front Line to be hospitalised in England. This is evident from the enquiry made by the Red Cross Society for missing and wounded soldiers.