Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
1/05/1918- Special Draft 1918 to Railway Corps
1/08/1918- Joined Railway Corps as Private then mustered as Guard Australian Railway Opertions Division Details
30/08/1918- Promoted SECOND CORPORAL W.A.
17/09/1918- To Railway Unit Broadmeadows VIC
6/10/1918- Admitted Ships Hospital at Sea ( C.F. Foot )
12/10/1918- Discharged to Duty on board ship ex Injury
6/12/1918- To Australian Railway Operations Division Longmoor England ex Australia
21/12/1918– To 5th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company England
2/01/1919- Admitted Military Hospital Edinburgh Castle ( Influenza )- Whilst on Leave
12/02/1919- Discharged from No.3 Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England to Australian Railway Operations Division Depot Longmoor England
19/02/1919- Proceeded Overseas Australian General Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Longmoor England
1/03/1919- Promoted TEMPORARY CORPORAL at Australian General Base Depot Havre France
11/06/1919- To No. 2 Group Sutton Veny England ex Base Depot Havre France for Return to Australia
12/07/1919- Embarked England for Australia per ” City of Exeter ”
16/08/1919- Disembarked Fremantle
1/09/1919- Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit )
Information supplied by COLEEN MAINS ( Soldier’s Grand Daughter )- 7 November 2014:-
Alec ( as he was known ), was one of 8 children born to William and Elizabeth ( BALDWIN ) in Newcastle, NSW. The Family moved to W.A. at the turn of the Century to take up farming at ‘ Cramlington “, Brookhampton.
He played Football in Donnybrook in his early 20’s, and was an active member of the Brookhampton Bell Ringers.
In 1914, Alec married Edith Ytting in Perth, and in 1916 they lived at Northam, where he was employed as a Guardsman with the Western Australian Government Railways. When Alec enlisted for War Service, Edith moved to Bunbury, with her 2 young children, to be near her Family.
On discharge from War Service, Alec resumed duties as a Guardsman with the Western Australian Government Railways, based in Bunbury. He and Edith produced 6 Sons and 2 Daughters and resided at 11 Lovegrove Avenue in Bunbury.
Alec became a staunch supporter, and President of the Railways Football Club, later being honoured with award of Life Membership.
Alec died in Bunbury on 7 April 1962 and Edith passed on 12 June 1966 at Bakers Hill. Both were buried in the Family Grave at ANGLICAN Section E- Grave No.192 in the Bunbury Cemetery.