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Alfred John Henry Lovett Alfred John Henry Lovett i(6116747 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1880 Milltown, Portland area, Western District, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Gunditjmara people ; Aboriginal
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Alfred John Henry Lovett was married to Sarah Spring Lovett and 35 years and 11 months when he enlisted on 29 July 1915 at Melbourne, Victoria. Prior to joining the AIF he was employed as a jockey. He had four brothers, Edward, Frederick, Leonard and Herbert who all enlisted in the AIF and surviving the war to return to Australia.

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  • 'The outline of the Lovett story is uncommon knowledge - the Canberra tower that houses the Department of Veterans' Affairs was named after the family in 2000. But the unrivalled nature of their service was revealed only last week on ABC Radio National's Awaye! , when Nigel Steel, of the Imperial War Museum, said he knew of no service record in the Commonwealth to match it. John Connor, a senior historian at the Australian War Memorial, said it appeared the Lovetts occupied a unique place in Australian military history.' (Source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/national/brave-family-spurned-by-land-they-served/2007/05/27/1180205078964.html.)
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