Alexander Nobes

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Nobes
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, August 22, 1882
Mother's Name: 
Lucy Nobes nee Armstrong
Father's Name: 
Henry Nobes
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, May 24, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Randwick, N.S.W.
Cause of Death: 
War related
Details: 

Alexander Nobes (Service No 2694) was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.

In 1908 he married Angelina McDonald. Alexander and Angelina had 2 children but in 1912 she and one of the children died.

At enlistment Alexander was 34 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived at Bulli, N.S.W. Alexander named his daughter Lucy as next of kin and she was left with his parents when he enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements, 45th Battalion, on 7th October 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 21st November 1916 and Alexander was sent on to France on 5th February 1917.

On 12th March 1917 he was posted to 13th Battalion. He saw service on the Western Front until 17th October 1917 when he was caught in a Mustard Gass attack while fighting, and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment.  He was returned to Australia in May 1918 and received further treatment for his injuries.

Alexander was discharged medically unfit on 5th January 1919.

He died at Randwick in 1927. 

Alexander's service is commemorated on the Bulli-Woonona War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, NOBES ALEXANDER

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