Alfred James Christmass

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Alfred James Christmass

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Northam, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia
Death: Died in Katanning, Western Australia
Place of Burial: Northam Cemetery, Northam, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward (Ned) Henry Charles Christmass and Mary Jane Christmass
Husband of Eva Maria Christmass
Father of Leonard James Christmass; Francis Raymond Christmass; Constance Joyce Christmass; Colin Frederick Christmass and Donald Alfred Christmass
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Christmass; Flora Hannah Watson; Edith Rose Marks; Edward Aubrey Christmass; Phoebe Pearl Watson Warrington and 1 other

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About Alfred James Christmass

He served in the military Service Number - W27563 in Swanbourne, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Place of enlistment - SWANBOURNE WA.

WW1 service - enlisted 28 February 1916, regimental number 5352. Embarked from Fremantle on 17 April 1916 aboard the HMAT A60 Aeneas as a private with the 16th Battalion. Served on the Western Front and returned to Australia on 3 March 1919. Received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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While a POW in Germany Alf worked on a family farm who were very good to him. He told his family that the German soldiers often came and took most of their crop of potatoes for troop supplies. Later he helped the family to build a hidden cellar in their barn floor, in this they kept the best potatoes for themselves. Most produce was taken and families often were left to struggle with no income. The family treated Alf very well and he often received/sent letters and cards from them after he returned to his Northam farm life. Alfred survived 2 wars but died clearing land under the service resettlement scheme for returned servicemen in 1952, his neck was broken by a falling tree branch while lifting machinery onto a truck.

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Alfred James Christmass's Timeline

1894
March 17, 1894
Northam, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia
1919
June 6, 1919
Age 25
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
1920
July 3, 1920
Age 26
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
1923
February 16, 1923
Age 28
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
1925
June 6, 1925
Age 31
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
1929
February 19, 1929
Age 34
Northam, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia
1933
November 1, 1933
Age 39
Northam, Western Australia, Australia
1952
May 8, 1952
Age 58
Katanning, Western Australia
May 10, 1952
Age 58
Northam, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia