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Donald Alexander MACPHERSON

Regimental number392
OccupationTailor's cutter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, J Macpherson, Masombine, Howard Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the operations subsequent to 8th August 1918, Sergeant MACPHERSON has shown untiring energy in controlling a sub-section of machine guns. In the attack at FRAMERVILLE, near AMIENS, on 11th August 1918, he used his guns with effect in spite of enemy resistance, and carried out a reconnaissance for positions at great personal risk, locating enemy posts which he helped to capture. His work is always excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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