Alfred Andrew RYE

Alfred Andrew Rye Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Drayton
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Railway Porter
Enlisted
22-August-1914
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
386
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, Headquarters
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
10 June 1915
Place
15th Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt
Cemetery or Memorial
Chataby War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Notes

Name on ROH (2): A.A. RYE, A.A. RYRE

Also named on Toowoomba Railway Honour Board.

Brother of 223 Sergeant Edward Rye.

 

Alfred Rye was among the first Australians to land at Gallipoli. He received a serious gunshot wound on 24th May and was evacuated to the 15th Australian General Hospital at Heliopolis where he died of his wounds two weeks later. He was only 19.

25 soldiers named on the Roll of Honour died during the Gallipoli campaign. 

 

 

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