Lord Alfred Kane

First Name: 
Lord
Middle Name: 
Alfred
Last Name: 
Kane
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, September 7, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Blanche Kane nee Parker
Father's Name: 
Francis William Kane
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, September 9, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Lieutenant
Unit: 
1st Light Horse Regiment
Company: 
A Squadron
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Lord Kane was born in Newcastle, N.S.W.

Lord and his brother, Francis William Kane (junior), enlisted on the same day and served together until Francis was wounded. Their father, Doctor Francis Kane, from Kiama, N.S.W. had enlisted the day before.  At enlistment Lord was single, 21 years old, worked as a motor driver, and lived in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

Lord embarked from Sydney on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20th October 1914.  After arriving in Egypt he was sent on to Gallipoli, arriving on 9th May 1915.

He saw service on Gallipoli until he was evacuated sick on 12th September 1915.  Lord was one of only 42 survivors after the Lone Pine battle.  He remained in Egypt and on 1st August transferred to the Machine Gun Squadron as a Lance Corporal after completing machine gun courses.

Lord saw service in Egypt and the Middle East.  He was promoted to Corporal on 3rd February 1917 and to Sergeant on 12th June 1917.

Lord was selected for officer training and commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant on 15th June 1918, then Lieutenant on 21st September 1918, remaining with the Machine Gun Squadron.

On 4th December 1918 he was admitted to hospital suffering from malaria. He was due for Special 1914 Leave but remained in Egypt until May 1919 when he returned to Australia for discharge.

Lord enlisted for service in World War II (Service No N281909) on 28th October 1941.  He was discharged holding the rank of Captain with the Australian Army Intelligence Corps on 4th October 1946.

He appears to have married twice and died in 1980.

Lord's brother Francis died while serving.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KANE LORD

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He would always tell me about the time he fell of the boat on the way to duty.

Lord Alfred Kane, He was remembered as being one of the smartest chaps in the brigade. He would always read books and play card games against someone instead of going out for a drink. My father always told me about how when the war was going on and guns were being shot, he would always make sure the strategies were working and how the brigade could improve improve for next war.

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