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McCrae, Alexander (5721)

Place of Birth: Geelong, VIC

Age: 32 years

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 1 September 1914 – Broadmeadows, VIC

Service Number: 5721 view online service record

2 Cummins Place
Geelong, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Ellen McCrae (wife)
2 Cummins Place
Geelong, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 3 July 1916
Ship: HMAT Ayrshire A33
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 18th Reinforcements

DOW: Tuesday, 25 September 1917
Place: France

Private, 8 Infantry, died of wounds 25 September, 1917, France, aged 38, St Sever Cemetery Extension, France

5721 (Parents: Alexander and Martha McCRAE; husband of Ellen Maria McCRAE, born Geelong, educated Swanston Street, Geelong SS.   He enlisted nominating Geelong as his address, but with his wife shown at 43 Hancock Street, South Melbourne. She returned the circular from 7 Craine Street, South Melbourne.  He was included on the Honour Board unveiled at the Port Melbourne Town Hall, 9 December, 1917, but no address in Port yet traced).

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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