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Alfred Clifton GRAY

Regimental number3153
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabel Gray, 156 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3153A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty 18th to 20th September 1918, Est of BELLENGLISE. This man acted as Battalion Runner. Owing to heavy enemy shell fire casualties amongst runners were many. This man made repeated trips between Battalion and Company Headquarters passing through intense enemy bombardment, and successfully carrying important despatches. On the night 19th/20th September 1918, owing to casualties amongst the guide for ration limbers it would have been impossible for troops to have been fed had it not ben for the pluck and endurance of this man, who made several journeys guiding the limbers to the dumps.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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