Alfred York

First Name: 
Alfred
Last Name: 
York
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, February 22, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
30th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, October 26, 1941
Cause of Death: 
War related
Details: 

Alfred York (Service No 3911) was born in Picton, N.S.W. around 1893.  Alfred married Mary Driver in Kiama, N.S.W. in 1916.  At enlistment he was 23 years old, worked as a blacksmith striker.

Alfred embarked from Sydney on HMAT A68 Anchises with 9th Reinforcements, 30th Battalion on 24th August 1916.  He arrived in England on 11th October 1916 and then France on 5th December 1916.

On 22nd December 1916 he was admitted to hospital sick and evacuated to England. His health remained poor and he was unable to return to the front.

Alfred was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 25th October 1917 but again his health was a problem.

He was repatriated to Australia in April 1918 and discharged medically unfit with neurasthenia on 25th August 1918.

After the war he joined the Totally and Permanently Disabled Soldiers Association.

Alfred died from war related issues in 1941.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, YORK A

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