34th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
13/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Alexander Michael was the second son of James and Margaret Michael. He was born on 27th September 1891 in Kilrea, the second of ten children. The family lived in Drumane, Hervey Hill, Kilrea, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. Alexander emigrated to Australia in October 1914. Prior to enlisting, Alexander was working as a coal miner. He enlisted in January 1916. Private Alexander Michael was serving with the 34th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on 13th October 1917 at Passchendaele.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.