Allen Vyvian BEGG

Regimental number2788
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
Other NamesAlan Vyvyian
AddressCampsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, A S Begg, Margaret Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack near ZONEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917, Corporal BEGG showed conspicuous devotion to duty. He assisted in laying out the tapes and guided the Company to them, then hearing that a Platoon of another Company was lost he went back through a heavy burst of shell fire and eventually found them and skilfully guided them round the shelled area into their position, thus saving many casualties. After the assault was launched, he led his section as a carrying party several times to the front line, always delivering the stores to the right place. By his bravery Corporal BEGG set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918