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Alexander GORDON

Regimental number2662
Place of birthMilchester Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressWestonia, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jean E Gordon, Westonia, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during an attack near Vermand on night 12-13 September, 1918. He took command of his platoon and under heavy machine gun fire, led his men on to the enemy trench. He then led a patrol out to gain close touch with the enemy, and, finding that a number of them had gained a footing in the trench on his right, he at once placed his platoon in such a way as to hold the enemy until reinforcements arrived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1975

Date of death27 December 1929
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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