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Alfred Date
Alfred Date
Date at the age of 109
Birth: 8 November 1905
London, England, UK
Death: 2 May 2016
Umina, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 110 years, 176 days
Country: United Kingdom UK AustraliaAUS

Alfred "Alfie" Date (8 November 1905 – 2 May 2016) was an Australian supercentenarian, who was the oldest living man in Australia[1] and the second-oldest living person in Australia at the time of his death.


Alfred Samuel Date was born in London, England, UK on 8 November 1905. He moved with his parents, George and Harriet, to Australia in 1911, to escape the looming trouble in Europe.[2]

He also had a hobby for knitting which he learned from his sister-in-law in the 1930's. In recent years, he knit jumper sweaters for penguins living in Phillip Island as a volunteer for a penguin foundation.[3]

He mentioned on his 108th birthday in 2013 that he wanted two more birthdays.[2] On his 110th birthday in 2015, he was visited by Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove[4]

Date was married twice and had seven children. He died in Umina, New South Wales, Australia on 2 May 2016 at the age of 110 years, 176 days.[5]



Australia's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Robert Hewson • Gordon WilliamsFrederick McGill • Robert McMiekenKosta Malco • James Wright • Robert Jordan • Jack Lockett • William CaddySydney Bond • Frank Scarrabelotti • John Campbell Ross • Claude Choules • James HopeAnthony Hoffman • Fred Lunghusen • Alfred Date • Alfred Powell • Hilton NunnDexter KrugerFrank Mawer