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Alfred GRIX

Regimental number1342
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationLabourer
AddressCarrier Street, Benalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Grix, Carrier Street, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date15 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For gallant devotion to duty in carrying out rescue work under incessant shell fire. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry as a stretcher bearer during operations. He worked incessantly for over sixty hours without any rest. Later, though severely injured, he stuck to his task as long as it was humanly possible.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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