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Alexander Peter IMLAY

Place of birthN/A Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationManager
AddressInverwrie Marion Place, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith H Imlay, to Her Current Account Commonwealth Bank Of Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Legion of Honour


Recommendation date: 26 April 1917

Bar to the Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

DSO and Bar

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his battalion. The attack, in atrocious weather conditions, was successful, but owing to the retirement of the troops on the left, his men were ordered to withdraw. He personally controlled the retiring troops, and skilfully overcame a crrtical situation, being wounded in the effort.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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