Alexander Annett

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Annett
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, March 17, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Ewin)
Father's Name: 
John Annett
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, May 18, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 8, 1942
Place of Death: 
Wollongong
Details: 

Private Alexander Annett (Service no. 2111) was born in Lancashire, England and travelled with his family to Australia. They arrived in Brisbane on 10th May, 1910 and settled in Wollongong, N.S.W.

At the time of enlistment William was a single 21 year old labourer. He embarked on HMAT A63 Karoola on 16th June, 1915 with 6th Reinforcements 4th Battalion. He arrived on Gallipoli on 4th August, 1915 just in time to take part in the big August offensive. He was wounded in action in his first battle sometime between the 6th and 9th of August, receiving a wound to his arm. He was evacuated to hospital in Malta for treatment where his right arm was amputated.

Alexander was then returned to Australia in October 1915 for further treatment and was eventually discharged.

He returned to Wollongong and worked as a night watchman.

In 1920 Alexander Annett and Annie Hewitson married and raised a family in Wollongong.

Alexander is commemorated on the Wollongong Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ANNETT A

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