Alexander MCAVANEY


MCAVANEY, Alexander

Service Number: 138
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Yorktown, South Australia, March 1894
Home Town: Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Yorketown State School
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Died of wounds, Passchendaele, Belgium, 14 October 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yorketown and District of Melville Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 138, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 138, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
14 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 138, 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Third Ypres

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"Lance-Corporal ALEX. McAVANEY, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. McAvaney, of Yorketown, was killed in France on October 14. He enlisted in the 43rd Battalion in January, 1916, and left South Australia on June 9. He was a blacksmith and was employed at Mr. W. Riddle's shoeing forge, Yorketown. He was also a member of the football club." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 08 Dec 1917 (