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Alexander Christopher McLENNAN

Regimental number867
Place of birthWelshpool Victoria
AddressHedley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Alexander C McLennan, Hedley, Victoria
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A57 Malakuta on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd ATMB
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 16 October, at St. Souplet. He led his gun crew through heavy artillery and machine gun fire, and emplaced his trench mortar so that he could support the attacking infantry who were held up. From this position he brought heavy fire to bear on the enemy strong posts, and was largely instrumental in insuring the success of the attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death21 January 1941

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