Alfred Marcus Chalmers

Alfred Marcus Chalmers
Alfred Marcus Chalmers
Regimental number2108
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Addressc/- Richard Street, Mitcham, Victoria
OccupationGrocer
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Age at embarkation20
Unit name8th 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 Tessalated 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 at the conclusion of the war returned to Australia on 3 July 1919.

He served again during WWII looking after prisoners on the Home Front and is buried in Burwood Cemetery.