Alfred Ernest Neaves

First Name: 
Alfred
Middle Name: 
Ernest
Last Name: 
Neaves
Mother's Name: 
Emma Jane (nee Massey)
Father's Name: 
Charles Neaves
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, February 4, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
12th / 6th Light Horse Regiment
Company: 
D Squadron
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, September 3, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds age 24
Details: 

Private Alfred Neaves (Service no. 480) was born circa 1891 in Wollongong and prior to enlisting he worked as a labourer.

Alfred embarked with 12th light horse on 13th June, 1915 on HMAT A29 Suevic. He saw service on Gallipoli with D squadron 6th Light Horse. On 3rd September 1915 he received a gun shot wound to his head. He was evacuated to the casualty clearing station on the beach but he died before he could be moved to hospital.

He is buried at Beach Cemetery Gallipoli Plot 2, Row E, Grave 14 and was buried by the chaplain. His brother Henry Neaves (Service no. 2659) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, NEAVES ALFRED ERNEST

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