David Gibson ALEXANDER

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ALEXANDER, David Gibson

Service Numbers: 1509, 1509A
Enlisted: 23 December 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Mullens, Borris, County Carlow, Ireland, 1891
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Barman/Farmer
Died: Wounds, At Sea aboard HS [Hospital Ship] 'Rewa', , 15 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
LONE PINE MEMORIAL Panel 36. Buried at Sea.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1509, 13th Infantry Battalion
15 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1509A, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Next of kin
Mother, Mrs A.S. Alexander, Ballytighe, Borris, Co Carlow, Irealnd.
Enlistment date 23 December 1914

13th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/30/2

Age at embarkation 24.

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli Peninsula, 14 August 1915 (Battle of Suvla Bay); admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1915 (shrapnel wound, right side).

Sources-NAA: B2455, ALEXANDER David

He is remembered on the Carlow Great War Memorial in Leighlinbridge Memorial Garden.

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