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Wallace Neil McGREGOR

Regimental number4064
Place of birthBrogo New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarrier
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella McGregor, Bega Street, Bega, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name25th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack near MONT ST. QUENTIN, North East of PERONNE, on 2nd September 1918, this N.C.O. was left in charge of his platoon, which encountered terrific machine gun fire during the advance. By his personal example, showing an utter disregard for danger, this N.C.O. led his platoon on by short rushes, handling his sections so well that he outflanked and overcame each of the enemy strong points. He also rendered valuable assistance to the Company on his flank, enabling them to advance after being held up. He moved about in the open under exceptionally heavy fire, setting a fine example to all ranks, and instilling confidence in his men. Throughout the whole operation, his gallantry, skill and initiative in handling his men, was largely instrumental in capturing the positions and minimising losses.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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