Alfred Edwin SAWTELL


SAWTELL, Alfred Edwin

Service Number: 1728
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Modbury, South Australia, Australia, 1 May 1892
Home Town: Collinswood, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Flers, France, 2 March 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 35
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kulpara District Council Roll of Honour, Kulpara Methodist Church Roll of Honour, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1728, 48th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1728, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1728, 48th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Alfred Edwin SAWTELL was born in Modbury, South Australia on 1st May, 1892

His parents were Ernest Edwin SAWTELL & Mary Louisa DROGEMILLER

Memorialised North Road Cemetery

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931)
Wednesday 11 April 1917, Page 6
SAWTELL-Died of wounds, in France, on March 2, Private Alfred Edwin Sawtell, dearly beloved eldest son of K. and M. Sawtell, aged 24 years.
Far away from home and loved ones
Comrades laid him down to rest.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant, sleeping.
-Inserted by his loving parents, brothers, and sisters.