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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Civil Servant by trade, Alexander Alphonsus Adair was only 19 years and single when enlisted on 9 June 1915 in the 8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, and listed as Returned to Australia on 27 September 1917. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915. He was awarded: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal. Alexander Alphonsus Adair Served for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 6 months in the 63rd (East Melbourne) Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; 6 months in the 61st (City of Melbourne) Infantry, CMF. His War service includes Egypt, Gallipoli, and Western Front and commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic' on 27 September 1917 with gunshot wound on left thigh and discharged on 4th of January 1918 Melbourne and died on 19 February 1928.
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