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832   Private Alexander Michael
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 12/03/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 34th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/09/1891
Died: 13/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31
CWGC Casualty 1599717
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 64
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1 1901 Census lists Michael family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 9 living with the family at house 10 in Drumane, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Michael family 1911 census lists Alexander as age 19 living with the family at house 28 in Drumane, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
3 AIF Project Details of Private Alexander Michael
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Private Alexander Michael
5 Australian Military Records 36 documents regarding Private Alexander Michael
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Private Alexander Michael
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Private Alexander Michael
8 Harrower Collection Comprehensive details of Private Alexander Michael
9 Returned Services League Details of Private Alexander Michael
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