A little late but have you come across the information below. Also i this the 1ACH soldier is a different entity with the same name
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Edwin Alexander
Regimental Number 1
Unit Name 1st West Australia Mounted Infantry
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)
Murray: Alexander, missing rejoined.
B5165: specially enrolled.
Source:# 977 born in Warragul Vic. in 1882 but family shifted to WA in 1898, 5WAMI L/Cpl. 237 and WW1 Sqn. Sgt. Major 10LH AIF then 2nd Lt. RFA & Lieut. (Observer) 91Sqn. RFC in 1918. Returning to Aust. in 1922 he left ship in Cape Town and settled in S. Africa (apparently buying 50% of gold mine in S. Rhodesia) and lived in Johannesburg and Durban for the rest of his life. In 1940 in WW2 he joined S.Af. Airforce, cribbing his age somewhat but was found out before going overseas, promoted Captain in charge of a training base outside Johannesburg for the duration. He died in 1960 and is buried in Northcliff cemetery Johannesburg.
URL1: WW1 AIF LOVE Edwin Alexander 436 Tpr. 10LH a drover aged 31 in 1914 born in Warragul Vic. next of kin brother Major LOVE [2ic 10LH] in Wagin WA, 2 years 3 months previous service with 1st & 5th Contingents in South Africa, Sergt. 6.11.1914 Sqn. Sergeant Major 9.4.1915, evacuated from Gallipoli to Malta and UK with influenza 20.7.1915, discharged from AIF and commissioned in Royal Field Artillery Special Reserve 22.12.1915 2nd Lieut. 3Div. Ammunition Column.
URL3: engineer's apprentice aged 20 years 10 months from Vic., no previous service.