Alfred Andrew RYE

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RYE, Alfred Andrew

Service Number: 386
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Harlaxton State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Railway Porter
Died: Died of wounds - thigh, 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 10 June 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row M, Grave 58 Chaplain F. Humphrey officiated Headstone inscription reads: Peace perfect peace
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees, Toowoomba Protestant Alliance Friendly Society of Australia (P.A.F.S.O.A.) (1), Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 386, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 386, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 386, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Elizabeth Rye of Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD. Brother of Edward Rye who returned to Australia on 1 February 1918 having served with the 25th Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal