Roderic Archibald MACALPINE

Regimental number143
Date of birth--/10/1891
OccupationWarehouse clerk
Address63 Shadforth Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinArch Macalpine, 63 Shadforth Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name4th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 1 March 1916


Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 23 July 1916


Unit: INF3
Promotion date: 19 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name two spellings Roderic and Roderick

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash against a large party of the enemy, and accounted for practically all of them. Later, he assumed command of his company, and by his skilful leadership saved a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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