Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1887
Geburtsort:
Footscray, Victoria, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

last known residence:
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Beruf:
Arbeiter
Religion:
Church of England

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
4784
Einberufung datum:
31/01/1916
Einberufung ort:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 24th Bn. (Victoria)  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
02/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Brick Kiln & Yard, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
30

Begräbnisplatz

Birr Cross Roads Cemetery
Grabstelle: V
Reihe: A
Grab: 3

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

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Meine Geschichte

Alfred Williamson, a former labourer, was born in June, 1887 in Footscray, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Mr. W and Mrs. E Williamson, and was married to May Alice Williamson. On January 31, 1916 he enlisted in Melbourne and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A14 Euripides on April 4, 1916, with the 12th reinforcement of the 23rd Battalion, part of the 6th Australian Brigade of the 2nd Australian Division.

The Division participated in the Battle of Broodseinde on the 4th of October 1917, a stage in the Third Battle of Ypres. The attack of the Division was carried by the 6th and 7th Australian Brigades, with the 6th Brigade’s attack led by the 21st and 24th Battalions, and the 23rd Battalion in reserve, providing ammunition carrying- and digging parties. Before the attack, on October 1, 1917 the Battalion was at the front line near Zonnebeke Lake. On October 2, the Battalion was relieved and returned to Anzac House. On that day, the Battalion suffered 8 casualties.

Alfred, aged 30, was killed in action on October 2, 1917. Private Williamson was found after the war where he fell, near Brick Kiln & Yard (28.D.28.c.30.95); his remains were exhumed and reinterred at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery; Plot 5, Row A, Grave 3.

Quellen 4

23rd Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/40/25).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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6th Brigade Australian Infantry (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/6/26).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920 (National Archives of Australia, Canberra (NAA), B2455).
https://www.naa.gov.au/
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Unit embarkation nominal rolls, 1914-18 War (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM8).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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