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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Rankine A S        Cpl    809    Alan Stanley              31 Inf Bn    27    Buyer    Single    C of E        

Address:    Kensington, McConnell St, 110    

Next of Kin:    Rankine, George, father, 110 McConnell St, Kensington    

Enlisted:    20 Jul 1915        

Embarked:     A62 Wandilla 9 Nov 1915    


Flemington-Kensington Church News,  August 1918


809—Bombdr. A. S. Rankine, 114th Batt., 35th Howitzer Brig., sailed in Nov. 1915, as Corporal in the Infantry. Transferred to the Artillery he arrived in France in  time for the battle of Pozieres. He served as observer to his battery until made draughtsman for the 5th Div. Artillery. Later was loaned to one of the Imperial Generals to make maps of attack, this taking him to the front line. After this he returned to the old position of draughtsman, remaining there until Jan. 22nd of this year, when, at his own request he went back to the guns, and has since been in all the heavy fighting and come through safely.




War Service Commemorated

Flemington State School


Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register



Alan Stanley Rankine, 53, of Toorak rd,

South Yarra, was killed on Saturday

morning when struck by a city-bound

electric train at a pedestrian crossing

between Carnegie station and Grange

rd level crossing.


MAN KILLED BY TRAIN. (1945, June 4).  

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957),

p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article969538



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