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Donald McCall GRAHAM

Date of birth11 November 1894
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressAvaic Broxton Street, Flemington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Graham, Gsr, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
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Lieutenant


Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work near Rosieres on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack north of Rosiers on 9th August 1918. He led his company with great dash, and, when held up by an enemy group of posts, he led a platoon round the flank and rushed the position, enabling his company to advance. He carried and consolidated his objective, showing fine judgment in the placing of his posts. During the attack on Lihons on 11th August he again led his men splendidly, taking his objective against heavy machine gun opposition, and, despite a strong enemy counter attack maintaining his position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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