Alfred WEST

WEST, Alfred

Service Number: 1628
Enlisted: 4 December 1914, Enlisted at Chiltern, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Chiltern, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Chiltern, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: State School Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Sleeper Cutter
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen and hip, Malta, 4 June 1915
Cemetery: Pembroke Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave reference: I. 2. 5. The earth is shallow on Malta and during both wars, many joint or collective burials were made as graves had to be cut into the underlying rock. Alfred therefore shares the grave with Private Arthur Percival Harbeck of the 6th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F., Service Number 566 who died aged 23 on 22/05/1915. The inscription chosen by family reads: IN MEMORY OF THE LOVED SON OF MRS. & MR. WEST OF KENSINGTON He was 19 and the son of William Henary and Sarah Ann West, of 9, Chelmsford St., Kensington, Victoria. , Pembroke Military Cemetery, Birzebbuga, Malta (island), Malta
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Chiltern War Memorial Gates, Shire of Chiltern Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1628, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Chiltern, Victoria
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1628, 5th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Runic embarkation_ship_number: A54 public_note: ''
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1628, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
6 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1628, 5th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, Date of wounding was between 6th and 11 May 1915. Serious wounds to the abdomen and right hip

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Had previously worked as a Butcher

Served a 3 year apprenticeship with W. West

Also served in the Cadets and the Militia

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