Alexander Sinclair

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Sinclair
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Sinclair
Father's Name: 
Robert Sinclair
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, March 2, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Company: 
D Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, November 14, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in Action
Details: 

Alexander Sinclair (Service No 1301) was born in Reay Caithness, Scotland in 1887.  He travelled to Australia and at the time of enlistment was single, 27 years of age, employed as a barman and resided in Scarborough, NSW. 

Alexander embarked on HMAT A40 - Ceramic with the 19th Battalion, D Company on 25 June 1915.  After arriving in Egypt the Battalion was deployed and arrived at Gallipoli, Turkey on 16 August 1915.   Alexander remained at Gallipoli until the end of the campaign and with his Battalion returned to Egypt.   

The Battalion was deployed to France and arrived on 25 March 1916.  Alexander saw service on the Western Front until 14 November 1916 when he was reported as missing.  This report was later changed to killed in action. 

Alexander is buried in Warlancourt British Cemetery Plot IV, Row D, Grave 37.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SINCLAIR ALEXANDER

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