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Alexander McRAE

Regimental number1429
Other NamesMACRAE
ReligionProtestant
OccupationGrocer
Addressc/o F S Edwards, Queenstown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John McRae, County Buildings, Lithgow, Scotland
Enlistment date20 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAS A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a stretcher bearer division. His division suffered heavy casualties but notwithstanding this, he, by his splendid example and courage, succeeded in making a clean evacuation for that particular section allotted to him. He set a magnificent example throughout a most trying period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 February 1947
Age at death60
Place of burialRenmark Cemetery, South Australia

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