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Alfred Bert GRAY

Regimental number3097
Place of birthGlebe, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address24 Park Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Gray, 24 Park Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBorn, 1 August 1890
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service and devotion to duty. At WESTHOEK, east of YPRES, on the 12th October, 1917. This N.C.O. was engaged with his Platoon on the construction of a light railway. his Platoon Commander was wounded and there were six other casualties owing to heavy enemy shelling. Corporal GARY re-organised the party, carried on the work, and kept the men busy during the shelling, setting throughout a fine example of courage. He showed generally on his work in the YPRES Sector, September and October, 1917, a high standard of courage, his first thought was always of his work, and by his words of encouragement he inspired his men to greater efforts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 December 1967

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