Alfred Bertram (Afghan) DURBRIDGE

DURBRIDGE, Alfred Bertram

Service Number: S42887
Enlisted: 28 April 1942, Unley, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Garrison Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 24 December 1905
Home Town: Iron Knob, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes, Whyalla, South Australia, 22 May 1980, aged 74 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Iron Knob HB1* WW2, Iron Knob War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

28 Apr 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S42887, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
28 Apr 1942: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Unley, South Australia
7 Oct 1944: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S42887, 15th Garrison Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

Alfred returned from War with shrapnel wounds to his back, that caused him to be badly hunched in later life

He worked in the Australian Outback with camels, where he inherited his nickname of Afghan.

Alf lived with, and was cared for, by one of his sisters in Whyalla, South Australia, until his death at 74.

Alfred was one of 11 children.