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Maule, Alexander John (3066)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Monday, 12 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3066            view online service record

97 Pickles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Frank Maule (father)
97 Pickles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 1915
Ship: RMS Osterley
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Alexander John Maule. AWM DASEY0922.

Brother: Frank Maule

Private, 59 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 19, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Parents: Frank and Mrs Harriet MAULE, born Port Melbourne, educated Albert Park SS. Enlisted from 97 Pickles Street, Port Melbourne, noted as a soap works employee. A brother, 2065, Frank MAULE volunteered from the same address. Maule was one of hundreds reported Missing at Fromelles on 19 July, 1916, later declared killed in a action by a Court of Enquiry in August, 1917 No circular returned. A Death Notice, Port Melbourne Standard, 29 September 1917 noted six sisters and three other brothers.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Alexander enlisted the same day as Frederick William John Mabbett, who was also living at 97 Pickles Street.

1915 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 September, p. 2, viewed 31 August, 2015,

1917 ‘Advertising’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 29 September, p. 2. , viewed 18 Jun 2016,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted September 7, 2017 5.24 pm 0Likes

    97 Pickles St.,
    Port Melbourne,
    Oct. 30.10.16

    Dear Sir,

    I am writing to ask you would be so kind as to try and find out news of my son, Pte. A. J. Maule, no. 3066, 59th Battalion, 15 Brigade, who has been reported Missing since the 19th of July, 1916, as I am longing for news of my poor boy.

    I remain yours sincerely,
    Mrs H. Maule

    (Letter from Harriett Maule to the Red Cross in ondon, typically of dozens written by anxious relativea after the unsuccessful attack on the Somme on the night of 19th July, 1916. The response from Miss Vera Deakin, Secretary of the Red Cross was sadly the standard “we are sorry to say that we have no information about your son … should we discover he is a prisoner of war, such information will be cabled immediately to our Office, Colonial Mutual Chamber, 60 Market street, Melbourne …)

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