Robert Ernest ALEXANDER

ALEXANDER, Robert Ernest

Service Numbers: S213259, SX10333
Enlisted: 23 April 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, SA, 19 November 1915
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor
Died: 2 April 1985, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

23 Apr 1940: Involvement Lance Sergeant, SN S213259
23 Apr 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
23 Apr 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SN S213259
20 May 1940: Discharged
31 Oct 1940: Enlisted SN SX10333, Wayville, South Australia
31 Oct 1942: Wounded Lieutenant, SN SX10333, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

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"...SX10333 Lieutenant Robert Ernest Alexander who was a 24 year old master tailor from Glenelg, South Australia when he joined the Army on 21 May 1940. After embarking for overseas with the 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion in November 1940, he campaigned with this unit through Tobruk and El Alamein and was wounded in action on 31 October 1942. He recovered and returned to Australia in February 1943 and then went on to campaign in New Guinea until the end of 1944. He was demobilised on 11 September 1945..."SOURCE (