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Alfred George LEE

Regimental number1661
Place of birthWalhalla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressScarsdale, via Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Lee, Scarsdale, via Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Near YPRES on 4/5th October, 1917 as a stretcher bearer, Pte. LEE displayed great courage and devotion to duty. Under heavy shell fire he attended wounded men and conveyed them to a place of safety. He was persistently sniped at and warned of his danger but carried on and saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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