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Alphonsus William LESMOND

Regimental number5001
Place of birthPyrmont New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressRobert Street, Artarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Lesmond, Robert Street, Artarmon, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Medical Corps, Hospital Transports Staff (No. 1 Hospital Ship, 'Karoola')
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(E. of Ypres) Valuable services as stretcher-bearer, showing remarkable courage and endurance.'
Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the recent operations this man was stretcher bearing continuously for three days under heavy enemy fire and over swampy, almost impassable ground. His courage and endurance were at all times most marked. This man has acted as a stretcher bearer in every operation of the 1st Australian Division in France and has on all occasions done fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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