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Alexander SANDERSON

Regimental numberN/E
Place of birthOamaru New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil and mining engineer and surveyor
AddressClaremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Augusta Anderson, The Gables, Sterling Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMining Corps Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollMining Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Fatenig No details enetered on Nominal
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. he showed great coolness and pluck under heavy shell fire when exploding push pipes. When the leads were cut by shell fire, he went out, regardless of danger, to light the fuse. Finally his work was entirely successful.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Cross

' For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid upon enemy trenches. He did excellent work in reconnoitring and destroying the enemy's mining system; also blowing in two dug outs, and very largely contributing to the success of our operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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