Name: Alexander Lawrence Carraill
Service Number: 1948
Units Served: 14th Field Artillery Brigade 53rd Battery AFA
Enlistment Details: He enlisted in Adelaide on the 20th August, 1915. From the 28th August to the 17th November 1915 he served with the J Coy. 2nd Batt E Light Horse. He was detained at the Torrens Island Venereal Camp from the 18th November 1915 to 16th January 1916.
Details about his role in the war: He was taken on strength at the 3rd Rec. Reg. in Heliopolis on the 9th March 1916 and then Transferred to the 5th Division Artillery on the 1st April, he was then posted to the 53rd Battery on the 11th April 1916. He then proceeded to join the BEF at Alexandria on the 19th June. He disembarked in Marseilles on the 27th June. From the 27th September 1917 to 19 October he was on leave in England. He then rejoined his unit in the fielding France. He received a penetrating lung wound on the 8th August 1918 and died the same day.
Age at Death: 25 years
Burial Details: Longueau British Cemetery Grave Ref: II.E.1
Interesting Material: Alexander’s brother named one of his sons Stanley Alexander Leslie Carraill after his three brothers who had died in the War. His mother and sister inserted the following poem in the Advertiser for Stanley, Alexander and Leslie: