Prior, Alfred John


War Service:
Private 6135 ALFRED JOHN PRIOR of the 22nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force was killed on 3 May 1917, aged 35. He enlisted at Bathurst, New South Wales on 18 October 1916. He sailed from Sydney on the troopship Argyllshire arriving in Plymouth on 10 January 1917. He joined his battalion in France on 31 March 1917. On 3 May he was reported as Missing in Action during an attack on the Hindenburg Line near Favreul. His death was confirmed on 20 October 1917.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, near Amiens.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial and Burnt Ash Congregational church, Lee.

He was born in Lee, the son of Frederick and Clara Prior of ‘Ashmead’ Cambridge Road, Lee, when he enlisted he gave his profession as clerk.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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