Service Number: 3027
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yatala, South Australia, 23 July 1888
Home Town: Sheffield, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Policeman/Farmer
Died: Natural causes (heart condition), Brisbane, Queensland, 19 December 1963, aged 75 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: North Hobart Friends' School Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3027, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3027, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3027, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
23 May 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3027, 48th Infantry Battalion

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 The 26th Battalion was the training Battalion Alexander Cruickshank was shipped to Egypt with. In Egypt he joined the newly formed 48th Battalion. He served with the 48th Battalion in France until he was wounded in the hand and lower arm near Pozieres on 13 August 1916.

He was sent to England to recover and was returned to Australia in 1917. Alexander had been a Police Constable in Queensland prior to enlistment and returned to this occupation. Hoiwever, as he could not hold a pistol or batton in his hand he was limited to office work he decided to return to farming.

He was my Grandfather

- Peter S. Wood