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Alexander GORDON

Regimental number2133
Place of birthFife Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, James Gordon, 81 High Street, Lumphuans, Scotland
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For 8th Infantry Brigade raid 12 October 1916.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Military Medal

'Private GORDON showed great coolness during the assault and accounted for three of the enemy himself and set a fine example to his comrade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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