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Allan Stuart MACPHERSON

Date of birth25 April 1894
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation overseer
Address'Oruba', 17 Toxteth Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Macpherson, 'Oruba', 17 Toxteth Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
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Captain


Unit: 2nd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. An enemy shell ignited an ammunition dump. He at once jumped into the pit and with his hands pulled out the burning cartrisges, threw earth on the fire, and succeeded in extinguishing it, thus averting a serious catastrophe.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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