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Alexander Patrick LILLEY

Regimental number2965
Place of birthNymagee New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCharleville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Jack Lilley, Wrighville, via Cobar, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer. He carried on his work under direct machine gun and rifle fire, and rendered splendid service in attending to the wounded of all battalions. He showed magnificent coolness and devotion to duty, and many men owe their lives to his courage in the face of heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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