APPS, Alfred Arthur

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Commemoration
  5. Notes
  6. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War I
Date of Enlistment
25/01/1916
Date of Discharge
01/01/1919
Place of Enlistment
Goulburn NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Captains Flat NSW
Address (at enlistment)
Federal Territory near Queanbeyan (Oaks Estate ACT)
Occupation
Labourer
Next of Kin
Alfred Apps (father), Federal Territory near Queanbeyan (Oaks Estate ACT)

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
2122
Final Rank
Private
Final Unit
55 Battalion AIF

Commemoration

Queanbeyan RSL Wall of Remembrance, Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW

Notes

Apps and his family lived in Oaks Estate at the time of his enlistment as part of the Men from Snowy River Route March. He joined the 55th Battalion on the front line near Flers on Christmas Eve, 1916 and was part of the attack on Doignies in April 1917. The following month he was at the Second Battle of Bullecourt but a fractured forearm, suffered in July 1917 when employed as a company runner, meant he was sent to England for treatment.

On 13 May 1918 he married Marie Louise Pasquet at Folkestone in England and they returned to Australia in October that year. He was living in Arncliffe in Sydney when he died on 24 July 1971 at the Concord Repatriation Hospital.

Description - height 6 feet, weight 155 pounds, chest 34-37 inches, sallow complexion, brown eyes, black hair, Church of England.

Sources

NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967 http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php
Commonwealth Electoral Roll, Eden-Monaro (1909)
Rex Cross, 'Bygone Queanbeyan', 1980
Narelle O'Rourke, 'A Country Nurse and Midwife', 1989
Stories from the ACT Memorial, 'The Men from Snowy River', ACT Heritage Library www.library.act.gov.au/find/history/stories_from_the_act_memorial
Queanbeyan Age - 25 January 1916, 30 May 1916
Sydney Morning Herald - 26 July 1971
Ryerson Index http://ryerson.arkangles.com/notices.php
Our Queanbeyan 'Boys' No.2, Howard & Shearsby, Yass (postcard)

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Image from Our Queanbeyan 'Boys' No.2 postcard, Howard & Shearsby 191?, provided courtesy of Patricia Hardy.

Image from Our Queanbeyan 'Boys' No.2 postcard, Howard & Shearsby 191?, provided courtesy of Patricia Hardy.

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