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Alfred Granland


35th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Tilia Cordata
  • Planted By: Mrs. Granland
  • Plaque: 1109

Additional Info

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A mill-operator by trade, Alfred George Granland was a single 18 year old born in Ballarat at the time of his enlistment on the 20th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of January 1916.
On June 20th 1917, he was appointed Lance Corporal.
He was wounded in action on September 25th 1917 with a gunshot wound to his left leg. He rejoined his unit on the 19th of March 1918.
On April 24th 1918, Alfred was wounded in action for a second time after being gassed. He was invalided to the U.K on April 27th 1918, and rejoined his unit on the 28th of July 1918.
At his own request, Alfred reverted to the rank of Private on the 11th of August 1918.
He was taken on strength with the 35th Battalion from the 58th Battalion.
On July 5th 1919 he returned to Australia, and was discharged on the 21st of June 1919.

Tree No. 1109

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour