Allan William James (Fatty) IRVING


IRVING, Allan William James

Service Number: 1528
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Keswick South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Marion St, Unley, South Australia, 28 April 1895
Home Town: Edwardstown, Marion, South Australia
Schooling: Plympton
Occupation: Apprentice Bookbinder
Died: Killed in Action (behind German lines at Fromelles), Fromelles, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, 20 July 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
(I. E. 4.) Pheasant Wood cemetery was opened in 2010 to house the remains of soldiers disinterred from the mass grave at Pheasant Wood in which British and Allied soldiers killed in the attack at Fromelles who fell behind German lines were interred.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Treasury Department WW1 Honour Board, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Edwardstown District WW1 Roll of Honor, Marion District Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1528, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick South Australia Australia
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1528, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong (A2)
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1528, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Son of William Henry IRVING and Alice Maude May nee CHAMBERLAYNE

"A MISSING SOLDIER. Private Allan W. J. Irving.

No. 1528. Private Allan W. J. Irving (Fatty), A Company, 32nd Battalion, 5th Brigade, A.I.F., has been missing since July 20. Any news from soldiers or anyone will be gratefully accepted by his parents — Mrs. A. Irvine, Pympton P.O., Adelaide, South Australia." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Dec 1916 (