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Alexander RENFREW

Regimental number3140
Place of birthPicton New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPiano repairer
Address133 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E M Renfrew, 97 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'No. 3140 Renfrew A. showed the greatest bravery and coolness in collecting wounded from the area of the enemy standing barrage during the early party of the action at POLYGON WOOD on 26th and 27th September. The work was carried out under continual shell fire at great personal risk. he organised and supervised temporary squads to carry out the work and was responsible for saving many lives. In the latter part of the action this man also organised and controlled parties of bearers for clearing the front line system. Until about 5 a.m. on the mornings of 27th, when he reported the line clear of wounded, Private Renfrew worked incessantly in the interests of the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death28 September 1960
Place of burialCarlton Cemetery

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