Algar Hampton ALTHORP

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ALTHORP, Algar Hampton

Service Number: 1301
Enlisted: 24 November 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Goodwood, South Australia, 23 January 1894
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive engine cleaner (S.A.R.)
Died: Died of Wounds (POW of Germany), Gemany, 15 December 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery
Plot XVII. Row B. Grave16.
Memorials: Adelaide HB09 South Australian Railways - Adelaide Railway Station*, Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial (Ballarat), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood HB1 Goodwood Primary School*, Goodwood M Anglican Church / District Fallen of WW1 and WW II*, National War Memorial (South Australia), Unley Arch*, Unley HB01 Town Hall*
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World War 1 Service

24 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1301, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1301, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1301, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1301, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
19 Aug 1916: Imprisoned Pozières
Date unknown: Involvement SN 1301

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Biography

Son of William ALTHORPE and Mary Georgina nee ROGERS

"THE LATE PRIVATE A. H. ALTHORP

The late Private A. H. Althorp was a native of Goodwood. He enlisted soon after the outbreak of the war, and left for the front with the 2nd Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion in January, 1915. He took part in the landing at Gallipoli, and came through that campaign without a scratch. After serving seven months in the trenches he was invalided to England. On his recovery he was sent to Egypt, and then to France. He took part in the big offensive, and was reported missing about the middle of August last. It was after wards discovered that he was badly wounded, and a prisoner of war. His death is reported as having taken place on December 22. He was loved by all for his sunny disposition. His father lives at Newlands, W. A. He was a grandson of Mrs. G. Rogers, of Albert-street, Goodwood; and a nephew of Mr. F. Althorp, of Croydon. Mr. A. Althorp, of Collinswood, and Mr. Fred Althorp, of Port Adelaide. Prior to enlisting he was employed in the railways service." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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