Alexander THWAITES

THWAITES, Alexander

Service Number: 3279
Enlisted: 22 August 1915, Enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia, 13 January 1891
Home Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Officer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 December 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Westhof Farm Cemetery
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 11 Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man that he lay down his life for his friends, Westhof Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagga Wagga Cenotaph, Wagga Wagga Victory Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3279, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3279, 20th Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3279, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
22 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, Changed rank at Ferry Post
12 Dec 1917: Involvement Driver, 3279

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Thwaites and Ruth (nee Ellis) Thwaites; Brother of Gertrude Mary Thwaites, Alice Anne Thwaites, Gilbert Thomas Thwaites, Elma Thwaites and Alan Thwaites

Husband of Martha Thwaites of 140 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW, previously Wagga Wagga, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal