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Born in Ballarat, Grenville and an Ironfounder by trade, Alfred Alexander Blomeley was 35 years and married when enlisted on the 13th of July 1915 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1693. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on the 23rd of November 1915. On the 29th of March 1916 admitted to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital for Debility and Varicose and on the 10th of June 1916 Invalidated to Australia per 'Itonus' ex Suez for an operation and was listed as returned to Australia on the 10th of June 1916. Disembarked at Melbourne on the 18th of July 1916 and discharged from the 3rd Military District at Melbourne, Military Unit, disability Varicose Veins on the 22nd of September 1916. Tree No.1146