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Alexander Bruce LITTLER

Regimental number36
Date of birth--/07/1891
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressInkerman via Bowen, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W Littler, Inkerman via Bowen, Queensland
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentOrderly Room SGT
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Engineers Headquarters

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ENG Div 5
Promotion date: 8 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. Under heavy fire he went forward beyond the front line to ascertain the earliest opportunity for wiring the front line, after a position had been captured. His reports were of the greatest value in enabling transport and wiring stores to be dumped at their destinations during the very early stages of the operations. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Discharge date29 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 63 Lance Corporal Ernest Richard Joseph LITTLER, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 12 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 March 1978
Age at death84
SourcesNAA: B2455, LITTLER Alexander Bruce

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