Alfred James CREAMER

CREAMER, Alfred James

Service Numbers: 413, 413A
Enlisted: 28 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle New South Wales, Australia, December 1891
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Belmont, New South Wales, Australia, 4 February 1939, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
ANGLICAN 1-39. 90.
Memorials: Cook's Hill Superior Public School , Cooks Hill St John's Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 413, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 413, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
13 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 413, 36th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion
29 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 413, 53rd Infantry Battalion, SW to head - severe
20 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 413A, 53rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery.
Served and suffered during The Great War, resting peacefully at Sandgate Cemetery.

82 years ago today, on the Sunday of the 5th February 1939 (the only funeral on this day), Private Alfred James Creamer, 53rd Battalion (Reg No-413), labourer or miner from 135 Darby Street, Newcastle, New South Wales and Walter Street, Belmont, N.S.W., was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 46. ANGLICAN 2-151. 16.

Born at Cooks Hill, New South Wales about 1892 to Thomas Reuben and Charlotte Henrietta Creamer; husband of Sarah J Creamer nee Darby (married 1919, Newcastle, N.S.W., died ?), Alfred enlisted February 1916 with the 36th Battalion at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Admitted to hospital 29.10.1916 (trench feet, mild, 30.1.1918 (trench feet). Wounded in action - 29.7.1918 (GSW head, severe, compound fracture of skull).

Mr Creamer’s name has been inscribed on the Cooks Hill Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Cooks Hill St. John's Anglican Church Honor Roll (photo, unveiled on the 12th February 1922, 86 names inscribed, 24 Fallen) and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

I have placed poppies on Alfred’s brown granite Commonwealth War Graves’s headstone to honour his service and sacrifice for God, King and Country.

Service record states Died after Discharge 4.2.1939.
Younger brother Francis (Frank) Edward (53rd Battalion, born 1895? died 1941) also resting at the cemetery - ANGLICAN 1-39. 90.

Lest We Forget.