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Alfred Edward James Tresidder
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 4 Oct 1898
Place of Birth Padstow, England
Age at Enlistment 41 years, 11 months
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Nellie Tresidder
Military Information
Reg Number W242752
Date of Enlistment 23 Sep 1940
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 26th Australian Employment Company
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia



Pre War

War Service

=Discharged 21 Nov 1945

Post War

Notes

During the period 1939 - 1945 some unit names changed more than once. In the case of Australian Employment Companies they were also known as Works Companies, Labour Companies, Labour Units, Labour Corps. For sake of consistency I have adopted the term Employment Company. The role they played did not change with title. They were established to ensure that the Australian Defence Force had a large force of soldiers dedicated to essential labouring tasks, providing the physical labour needed to maintain the war effort and support the fighting forces.

Of the total of 39 Companies, 11 were part or fully manned by non British citizens known then as 'aliens'. These alien companies were not issued with arms.


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