Albert Edward TOWNSEND

TOWNSEND, Albert Edward

Service Number: 2239
Enlisted: 31 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, 1890
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Royal Oak Lodge Honor Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2239, 27th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2239, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE A. E. TOWNSEND.

Mr. A. Townsend, of Marion-street, Unley, has been officially informed that his youngest son, Private A. E. Townsend, was killed in action on November 5 in France He was 26 years of age, and left for the front in September, 1915. He took part in some very strenuous fighting. Private Townsend was held in high esteem by all who knew him. His bright and cheery disposition made him a general favorite. His death is mourned by a large circle of friends and relations. He was a nephew of Mrs. M. Townsend, Mead-street, Largs Bay." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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