McAlpine was a grazier from Sylvania and one of three brothers who headed off in World War 1. The other two enlisted from NSW.
|Date of enlistment||06/04/1916|
|Locality of enlistment||Sylvania Hughenden Qld|
|Place of enlistment||Hughenden Qld|
|Next of kin||Mother, Hanna Ann Eather Toronto, NSW|
|Date of discharge||20/07/1919|
|Posting at discharge||11th Light Horse Reg, 11th Reinforcements|
McAlpine's unit embarked from Sydney, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916, as a Private.
He was a single, Church of England, grazier.