Alfred John Mitchell
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|Date of Birth||
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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|
5'7½" (1.71m) tall ; 146 lbs|
66.224 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Lucy Margaret Mitchell|
|Date of Enlistment||11 Mar 1915|
|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|
Jarrahdale Honour Roll |
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Before emigrating to Australia Alfred had served with the 2nd Hampshire Volunteers for 3 years.
Electoral Roll entries - 1903 miner at Boorara ?
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.
Discharged by 5th Military District 30 May 1918, medically unfit.