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Andrew Gardiner MACALLISTER

Regimental number375
Date of birth--/01/1888
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address'Awanui', Lumsden Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs J F MacAllister, 'Awanui', Lumsden Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Trn Mtr Bty
Promotion date: 2 May 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 23 August 1916

Temporary CAPT


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 20 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and ability on 12th and 13th July, 1915, during the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula, in repairing telephone lines and keeping communications open under heavy shell and rifle fire, at times when any interruption to communications would have been serious. He showed great bravery, resource and devotion to duty. He has previously been brought to notice for similar good work performed during the period 6th to 15th May.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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