|Service Number||SN 4488|
|Age of Enlistment||26 years|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Guildford, WA|
|Previous Military Experience||Nil|
|Religion||Church of England|
|School Attended||Guildford State School|
|Address History||Father - John Devereux, Perth Road, West Guildford, WA|
|Cause of Death or Invalided||
KIA (Killed in Action)
Embarked Fremantle HMAT per’ Miltiades’ A28, for Egypt 12.2.1916.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 14th Reinf. 11th Bn. AIF.
Devereux disembarked in Suez 10.3.1916. He entrained to Alexandria and embarked per HT Transylvania with the BEF for France 29.3.1916. He disembarked at Marseille 4.4.1916. Devereux joined Base Depot at Etaples 8.4.1916. He joined the 11th Bn. 12.6.1916. After a brief period of training, he experienced problems with his feet and was hospitalised with flat feet 6.7.1916. He was redirected to ambulance training 13.7.1916. Admitted to hospital sick, debility 16.7.1916. Joined Bn. 18.10.1916. Devereux was hospitalized in the field 12.9.1916 and transferred to the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station with a debility. He returned to Base Depot 28.9.1916. Devereux was hospitalized with influenza 8.11.1916. He rejoined his Bn. 10.1.1917. He was hospitalised with a debility 28.2.1917. Devereux rejoined his Bn. 17.4.191 and took part in the brief advance against the Germans as they retreated towards the Hindenburg Line (AWM 11th Bn). Devereux was wounded in action in the field, at the Third Battle of Ypres at Passchendaele (AWM 11th Bn). He received serious wounds with GSWs to his hip, arm and head 21.9.1917. He was admitted to the 10th Casualty Clearing Station and transferred Rejoined to hospital at Etaples 21.9.1917. Devereux rejoined his unit 11.11.1917. He was admitted to hospital with a sprain to his right ankle 9.2.1918. He rejoined his unit 26.6.1918.
Devereux was KIA in the Field at Harbonnieres as part of the Battle of Amiens, 10.8.1918. He was buried by Rev F. J. O’Donnell at Heath Cemetery; D 62, Row 23-29 on 12.8.1918. (1 ½ miles North of Harbonnieres, 7 ½ miles east of Corbie). His body was exhumed by the War Graves Commission c1919 and he was reburied at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Plot 7, Row E, Picardie, France. His identity disk was returned to his family in 1920.
Final Rank Private 11th Bn AIF.
Medical Condition Deceased, KIA.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Note Alfred purchased land from the Midland Railway Company in 1909, near Three Springs. The MRC rescinded this sale in 1911 (Carnamah Historical Society)
Photos HMAT 'Miltiades'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P08559.001
AWM P08559.001. HMAT 'Miltiades'. Photographer unknown, photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWM E03506. Australian Artillery passing through a captured section of the Hindenburg Line, Oct. 1918. Photographer unknown, Photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
Guildford War Memorial
Guildford Primary School Honour Roll
Carnamah Historical Society, Biographical Indexes http://www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alfred-devereux
NAA: B2455, Devereux A T
AWM Embarkation Rolls- Alfred Thomas Devereux
AWM Roll of Honour- Alfred Thomas Devereux
AWM 11th Bn
Perth Road, Eden Hill, West Guildford, WA.
HMAT 'Miltiades'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P08559.001
Australian Artillery passing through acaptured section of the Hindenburg Line, Oct. 1918. Photographer unknown, Photograph source AWM E03506