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Alfred GRAY

Regimental number4203
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
AddressKorumburra Post Office, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Fraser, Korrumburra Post Office, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'On 12th August, 1916, when a Corporal was badly hit at POZIERES front line trenches Private GRAY went for stretcher bearers. On the way he came across an enemy patrol of four and having no rifle he picked up a shovel and rushed the patrol striking one of the enemy over the head with it. All the patrol surrendered to him and he brought them in. One of the enemy patrol was a Corporal who held the Iron Cross and another also had a medal ribbon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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