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Drever, Alexander (959)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 23 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 17 February 1915 – Bacchus Marsh, VIC

Service Number: 959            view online service record

Ballan, VIC

Next of Kin:
Ada Drever (mother)
Ballan, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 21 June 1915
Ship: HMAT Uganda A66
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment – 6th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 4 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 8 Infantry, killed in action 4 October, 1917, Belgium, aged 26, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: William Wallace and Ada Matilda DREVER, born Port Melbourne, educated SS. A 23-year-old when he enlisted at Bacchus Marsh, address given as c/o Coimadai Post Office. Also known as William Alexander DREVER. The circular was returned from Ballan with Port Melbourne as closest place of association. No known grave.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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