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Alexander McDONALD

Regimental number2406
Place of birthAvenel Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBunbartha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, W McDonald, 64 Rossmoyne Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


'Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 8 and 9 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


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

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other detailsMedals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 December 1935
Place of burialShepparton Cemetery, Victoria

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