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Alexander MACKAY

Regimental number1638
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeebung, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J A Mackay, Geebung, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date3 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack near MONT ST. QUENTIN, North East of PERONNE on 2nd September 1918, this man was acting as a stretcher bearer. For two days and nights he worked continuously, carrying in wounded, and would not take any rest. He repeatedly passed through heavy enemy shell and machine gun fire, and on two occasions went right out in the open close to enemy positions, to bring in wounded men, being sniped at all the time. During the whole operation he set a fine example to all ranks, and showed utter disregard for danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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