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Alfred Benjamin HAYTHORNE

Regimental number2337
ReligionChurch of England
Address97 Eastwood Street, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Alfred Haythorne, 97 Eastwood Street, Kensington, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Train
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action East of RONSSOY on the 29th September, 1918. On three separate occasions this soldier in full view of the enemy went out from cover and under intense machine gun fire brought back wounded comrades. During the ensuing two days, his coolness and courage were most marked and were a source of inspiration to all around him.'
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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