|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Address||c/- Richard Street, Mitcham, Victoria|
|Enlistment date||26 July 1915|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF 15th Reinforcement|
Alfred Marcus Chalmers entered this world in December 1894 in Richard Street, Mitcham. He was one of eight children born of Mary Jane and William Chalmers, an employee of the Australian Tessellated Tile Company.
Alfred attended Mitcham Primary School, was a parishioner at Mitcham Anglican Church and worked for Barelli’s Bakery before joining the 8th Light Horse in World War One.
He enlisted on 26 July 1915, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A43 Barunga on 7 April 1916, returning to Australia on 3 July 1919.
He served again during WWII looking after prisoners on the Home Front and is buried in Burwood Cemetery.