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Alfred Richard METCALFE

Regimental number1968
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
Address97 Booth Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Metcalfe, 97 Booth Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK on the night of 4th/5th November, 1917, the ridge was heavily shelled and the pack animals had to be moved at a fast trot through the shelled area. Driver METCALF, hearing groans, stopped his horse, and after a search found a driver with his leg broken pinned under a dead horse. METCALF managed to get him free and with the assistance of Driver ARNOLD, placed him on a pack horse, and although shell fire had not eased off, stuck to his men until handed over to the Dressing Station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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