Alfred Stanley CALLANDER

CALLANDER, Alfred Stanley

Service Number: 3047
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, 7th Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, 5 November 1893
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, Departement de la Somme , France, 4 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France, Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Loyal Mount Gambier Lodge No 47 I.O.O.F. M.U. Roll of Honor Board, Mount Gambier Knight & Cleve Pictorial Honour Rolls, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3047, 27th Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3047, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3047, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , Killed in Action - attack on 'the Windmill' feature - the Vital Ground of the Pozieres battle

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Alfred Stanley CALLANDER was born on 5th November, 1893 at Mount Gambier, South Australia

His parents were Matthew Robert CALLANDER and Mary Ann COTTER

Two of his brothers served in WW1 and both returned to Australia in 1918

1. Arthur Searle CALLANDER (SN 994)

2. John Robert CALLANDER (SN 124)

another brother Frank Colin CALLANDER (SN PA/V2) served in WW2 and was discharged in 1945

Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Killed in the attack during which the 27th Battalion captured the Windmill at the summit of the hill to the north west of Pozieres