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Archibald Robert McDOUGALL

Regimental number927
Place of birthMitcham Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLeather dresser
AddressDundas Street, South Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie McDougall, Dundas Street, South Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in establishing and maintaining communications.' (Near Zillebeke August 1917).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He established and maintained communication by telephone from his observation post to his battery, in face of heavy hostile barrage, and thus registered his battery. The instant this had been done the enemy counter attacked, and he at once transmitted the necessary signals for group information. Throughout the operation he displayed the utmost courage, and set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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