Victor Albert IRELAND

IRELAND, Victor Albert

Service Number: 3180
Enlisted: 4 November 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Snowtown, South Australia, 20 May 1898
Home Town: Bute, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Daw Park, South Australia, 26 April 1968, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
South East Individual Rose Bed SG3 Postion 050
Memorials: Bute District Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3180, 50th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3180, 50th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3180, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide

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Biography

Son of Alfred William IRELAND and Ellen Sophia nee COUCH

Married in Scotland 16 August 1919 to Maggie Gardener nee PARK

Biography contributed by tony griffin

Victor Ireland was the son of Alfred William and Ellen Sophia (nee Couch) of Pine Park Farm, Bute. 

Victor was born near Snowtown. A farmer, he was 18 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide with his parents’ consent on 4 November 1916.

Initially appointed to 8th Reinforcements 50 Battalion Victor embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT A35 “Berrima” on 4 November 1916 and disembarked at Devonport, England on 18 February. He proceeded overseas to France on 6 August 1917 and was taken on strength of 50 Battalion on 10 September. Twelve days later he was admitted to hospital suffering from trench feet. Vincent was invalided to England aboard a hospital ship and admitted to 1 Southern Hospital in Birmingham. After recovering he attended the 4th Division Signals School in March 1918 before returning to France on 6 June and rejoined 50 Battalion.

At some time he met and courted 18 year old Maggie Gardener Park whom he married at Netherton on 16 August 1919. With his new wife Vincent embarked aboard HT “Thermistocles” for his return to Australia on 22 December 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 3 February 1920. He was discharged on 19 March 1920.

 

 

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