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Alexander McNEVIN

Regimental number2755
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOrmond Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, T McNevin, 'Chandos', Ormond Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 11th August, 1918, near FRAMERVILLE, East of AMINES, during consolidation, the work was greatly hindered by an enemy machine gun post about 200 yards down a trench. This N.C.O. and three other ranks went out and bombing down the saps after a very determined resistance on the part of the gun's crew, succeeded in killing an Officer and putting the balance of the garrison to flight. By this action we were able to consolidate our positions without any further casualties. His conduct during the operation was most noticeable on account of his coolness and utter disregard of danger setting a magnificent example to the remainder of the Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'For bravery in the Field.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 April 1949

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