Alexander Madden FOOT

FOOT, Alexander Madden

Service Number: 244
Enlisted: 18 September 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Townsville, Queensland,Australia, 15 July 1892
Home Town: Cardington, Queenland
Schooling: Townsville Grammar School
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Wilson's Lookout, Gallipol, 22 November 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula
Plot: I. Row H. Grave 2. His name is located at panel 4 in the Commemorative Area at the AWM,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville Cenotaph, Townsville Grammar School Roll of Honour, Townsville Grammar School WWI Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 244, Townsville, Queensland
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 244, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 244, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
14 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 244, 5th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli,

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Father: Alfred Knethel Foot and Mother: Mary Eleanor Foot (nee Madden - b. 5/6/1857)

Mary Eleanor (the youngest) arrived in Melbourne in 1879 and somehow ended up in QLD near her brother. She came out with her sister Janet Louisa (both "ladies" on the shipping records). Janet must have returned at some stage as she appears in the 1901 census but retained property in QLD as that is mentioned in her will extract.

Parents married in 1881, and lived at Cardington Station, via Townsville, Queensland.

Daughter   Janet Helen FOOT  (b.    - d.    )
Son           Henry Daintree FOOT  (b. 1883 - d. 1/5/1915)
Son           George Pierce FOOT (b. 1885 - d.
Daughter   Alice Conchie FOOT (b. 1887 - d
Son           Eric Douglas FOOT (b. 1889 - d.
Son           Alexander Madden FOOT (b. 15/7/1892 - d. 22/11/1915)
Daughter   Lilla Mary FOOT (b. 1894 - d.
Daughter   Hester Olive Luise FOOT (b. 1896 - d.

Siblings in service:
Brother       Henry Daintree FOOT  -  Lance Corporal in15th Battalion (service #135)
                   - killed in action Gallipoli  1/5/1915 - no known grave
Brother       George Pierce FOOT  -  Private in 2nd Light Horse Regiment (service #74)
                   returned to Australia  22/1/1917
Brother       Eric Douglas FOOT  -  Private in 4th Pioneer Battalion (service #4064)
                   returned to Australia  18/7/1919

On enlisting Alexander lived at Cardington Station, via Townsville, Queensland.

Previous service:   School cadet, Grammer School, Townsville, QLD

Described on enlisting as 22 years old; single; 5' 8 1/2" tall; 135 lbs; medium complexion;
dark blue eyes; brown hair; Church of England.

18/9/1914         Completed medical - fit for service

26/9/1914         Enlisted in Townsville

8/12/1914         Enoggera Camp, QLD

21/12/1914       Embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Persic A34
                         Private in the 2nd Light Horse Brigade, 5th Light Horse Regiment HQ

25/9/1915        admitted to hospital in Cairo - Diptheria

14/11/1915      taken on strength into 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli Peninsula
                        posted to B Squadron

22/11/1915      Killed in action
buried by:        Chaplain M Woods
buried in
:         Plot: I. Row H. Grave 2. 
                        Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey

WWI 1914-15 Star (17444);  British War medal (5346);  Victory medal (5334);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (319362).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  8/12/2014.  Lest we forget.