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Number Private 1169

Battalion 38th Battalion

Place of Birth Chelmsford Essex England

Next of Kin His mother Mrs. Harriett Fewell No 2 Grays Lodge
Smealey near Chelmsford Essex

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha on 20/3/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 4 months 5'7",
152 pounds, grey green eyes and dark hair

Religion Church of England

Occupation Farm labourer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on 1/1/1917 at Armentieres and on 21/1/1917 he was declared to have been killed in action.

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived and worked in the Koonwarra area

Military History

He attended a Board School in England
20/3/16 He enlisted Leongatha
He lived in Koonwarra
He was in D Company 38th battalion
20/5/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Runic
10/8/16 He disembarked Plymouth
2/8/16 At sea he suffered from tonsillitis
7/8/16 He was discharged to duty
He had influenza and was in Fargo Military Hospital
2/10/16 He was at Larkhill
22/11/16 He went to France
1/1/17 He was missing in action
6/1/17 A Board of Enquiry stated that he is missing in action, he could be dead or captured. There is no evidence to decide which.
21/1/17 He was declared killed in action signed by S H Crawford Captain
His effects consisted of badges, pouch. discs, testament, letters, photos, purse, notebook, wallet.
Harriett received her package of effects
21/1/17 a board of enquiry was held.
Lt Poole evidence at the board of enquiry

On the night of the 13/12/16 and 1/1/17 Pte Fewell was one of a number sent on a raiding party the instructions were to enter enemy lines and bring back any information that could be gained. I also was a member of the above party, we never got into enemy lines being observed against his wires. only a few of the party got back. Private Fewell was one of the men who was unfortunate enough to be left in no mans land. To the best of my knowledge Pte Fewell was dead when we left him.

Signed 31/8/17 by H Poole before E Fluet

His mother received medals and plaque


FEWELL, Alfred

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