Alexander James READ

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READ, Alexander James

Service Numbers: 1176, 1166
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Enlisted at Rosehill, NSW. Later issued with the service number 1166
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), At sea (HS Gascon), 3 June 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Chaplain Lee Warner officiated Panel 15
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Woodville Roll of Honor, Woodville Volunteers Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1176, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rosehill, NSW. Later issued with the service number 1166
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1176, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1176, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
3 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1166, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Jane Read of 'Woodville', Maitland, NSW

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

Had previously served with the Cadet for 3 years