Name George Alexander
Number Trooper 701
Battalion 2nd reinforcement, 4th Light Horse and changes to the 1st Anzac Light Horse
Place of Birth Richmond 1872
Next of Kin Miss Emma Watterson of Pitfield Plains Victoria, later Mrs. Mary Alexander wife of Chelsea London
Date and place of enlistment Meeniyan 12/10/1914
Physical details on enlistment Age 42, 5’9”, 10 stone 7 pounds, brownish eyes and dark brown hair
Occupation Bush labourer and engine driver
Date and place of death
He was killed in an explosion at Bapaume on the night of 25 or 26/3/1917
Location of grave or memorial
He is named on the memorial at Villers Bretonneux
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He appears to have a connection to the Meeniyan area
- 12/10/1914 He enlisted in Meeniyan
- 3/2/1915 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Katuna
- 12/5/1915 He joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary force in Alexandria and went to Gallipoli
- 14/9/1915 He had dysentery and went to hospital at Anzac then on to Mudros.
- 18/9/1915 He was transferred to hospital in Gibraltar
- 2/10/1915 He was moved to Bristol
- 14/7/1916 He was released from hospital and rejoined his unit and proceeded to France on 29/8/1916
- 15/9/1916 He rejoined the 1st Anzac Army Corps 13th Light Horse
- 21/9/1916 He was assigned to transport duty
- 19/12/1916 He rejoined his unit
- 26/3/1917 He was reported missing after an explosion in Bapaume.
- 4/12/1917 A court of enquiry declared that he was killed in action
- At the enquiry it was stated that George Alexander was sleeping in the Bapaume Town Hall (a YMCA facility) when it was destroyed by a mine explosion. He was never seen again.
- In 1916 he married Annie Mary Pickford at St Georges Hanover Square London.