Alfred Clive Wooster

First Name: 
Alfred
Middle Name: 
Clive
Last Name: 
Wooster
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Wooster nee Couper
Father's Name: 
Johnathan Wooster
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, July 15, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper
Unit: 
2nd Light Horse Regiment
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, November 2, 1917
Place of Death: 
Palestine
Cause of Death: 
Wounded and died in action
Details: 

Alfred Wooster (Service No 1472) was born in Parramatta, N.S.W. in April 1896.  Before enlisting, Alfred had served with the Illawarra Light Horse in N.S.W.

Alfred enlisted in Brisbane while on holiday visiting his brother; he was single, 19 years old, and still a student.  He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A47 Mashobra with 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement on 4th October 1915.  He arrived in Egypt and was about to leave for Gallipoli when the evacuation from the peninsula was begun.

He joined the 2nd Light Horse Regiment on 9th January 1916 and saw service with them in Egypt and the Middle East.  Alfred was wounded in action near Beersheba on 31st October 1917 and evacuated to 65th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment of bomb wounds.  Seriously wounded, he died from his wounds on 2nd November 1917.  He is buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine: Row Q, Grave No. 78.

Alfred was one of four brothers to enlist and was a well known figure on the South Coast.

His service is commemorated on the Kiama Memorial Arch and Honour Rolls.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WOOSTER A C

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