Pte
Alfred Williamson

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1887
Lieu de naissance:
Footscray, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profession:
Ouvrier
Religion:
Church of England

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
4784
Incorporation date:
31/01/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 24th Bn. (Victoria)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
02/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Brick Kiln & Yard, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
30

Cimetière

Birr Cross Roads Cemetery
Parcelle: V
Rangée: A
Tombe: 3

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 4

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement
#4 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

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.

Sources 4

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