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Alfred John Mitchell

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Alfred John Mitchell
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Personal Information
Date of Birth not known
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Place of Birth Steeplelangford, Wiltshire, England
Death 11 Sep 1941, aged 65
Place of Death Merredin, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 34 years, 6 months
Description 5'7½" (1.71m) tall ; 146 lbs
66.224 kg
; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Bushman
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Lucy Margaret Mitchell
Military Information
Reg Number 6398
Date of Enlistment 11 Mar 1915
Rank Private
Unit/Formation Army Service Corps 16th Company, Reinforcement 1 transferred to 8th Field Company Engineers
Date of Embarkation 25 Jun 1915 ‒ 23 Jul 1915
Ship Embarked On HMAT A40 Ceramic
Date of Return 12 Mar 1918 ‒ 23 Apr 1918
Ship Returned On SS Kenilworth Castle
Date of Return 1 May 1918 ‒ 13 May 1918
Ship Returned On SS Field Marshall
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal



Pre War

Before emigrating to Australia Alfred had served with the 2nd Hampshire Volunteers for 3 years.

Electoral Roll entries - 1903 miner at Boorara ?

War Service

On entry to camp was assigned to the 16th Company and appointed Driver. Initially travelled to Egypt where he was sent to a general reinforcement group based at Tel-el-Kebir before joining the 16th Company, where on 18 Sep 1915 he was found guilty of Refusing to Obey an Order, for which he was awarded 72 hours in detention. On 2 Feb 1916 he was transferred to the 8th Field Company of Engineers as a Driver.

Alfred travelled to Marseilles, embarking aboard HMT Manitoa on 17 Jun 1916 and disembarking in Marseilles on 25 Jun 1916. Granted furlough in England from 17 - 27 Jul 1917.

On 11 Sep 1917 he was admitted to the 8th Australian Field Ambulance with sciatica, before transferring to the 7th Canadian Stationary Hospital in Étaples. Embarked for England on 6 Nov 1917 and admitted to the Militay Hospital in Edmonton. Discharged from hospital to furlough and then to report to No.3 Command Depot, from where he made his way to Weymouth.

Sent home on the SS Kenilworth Castle he was transhipped to the SS Field Marshall in Durban for the rest of the journey.

Discharged by 5th Military District 30 May 1918, medically unfit.



Post War

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