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Alfred Frederick HITCHCOCK

Regimental number2672
Place of birthBurgess Siding Western Australia
Other NamesHITCHCOCK, Alfred Fredk
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMeckering PO, Meckering, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Hitchcock, Meckering, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)


'Work at Westhoek on 20 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Fredk spelt Frederick
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At the attack on WESTHOEK RIDGE on 20th September 1917 he set a splendid example to his men, and gave considerable assistance to his officers during the consolidation. An enemy sniper was effectively sniping our troops whilst they were digging - Corporal HITCHCOCK went out under heavy fire and shot this sniper. At all times he showed utter disregard for personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

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