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Alfred Lawrence Green

Name on Board AL Green
Name on Service
Alfred Lawrence  Green
Enlistment Age 18
Occupation Electrician
Place of Birth Northcote, Vic
Next of Kin Mr and Mrs Joseph Green
Address Wonthaggi, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 19/12/1916
Service No. 7236
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 19/02/1917
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ballarat A70
Unit on Embarkation 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 4/10/1917
Unit on Death 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Belgium (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information Service records and Red Cross files note that Mother moved to Melbourne Rd, Newport, Vic. Even though Mrs Green would have been notified of her son's death following the Court of Enquiry in February 1918 she kept holding out hope that he would return home.  In a moving letter to the military in October 1918, Mrs Green, who had two other sons fighting overseas, wondered if there was a chance that her son, Alfred, was a prisoner of war, having been gassed and suffering with memory loss.
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