Francis Oliver (Frank) ALEXANDER


ALEXANDER, Francis Oliver

Service Number: 5787
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Woodend, Victoria, June 1888
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Prince's Hill State School
Occupation: Furnaceman/Watchmaker
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5787, Melbourne, Victoria
2 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5787, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5787, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
24 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 21st Infantry Battalion
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5787, 21st Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography contributed by David Ian Alexander

Hit by a German shell whilst escorting several German prisoners to camp. Francis and three of the German prisoners perished.