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Albert Edward McPHERSON

Regimental number1468
Place of birthStawell Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressHopetoun, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinSister, Mrs John Webster, Glenthompson, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1322
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the whole action east of YPRES on 20th to 23rd September 1917 Pte. McPHERSON displayed great coolness and resource. On one occasion a shell buried a man close by him, regardless of heavy shelling, he immediately dug this man out. He at all times set a splendid example to all who came in contact with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

MM Bar


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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