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Alex MITCHELL

Regimental number7046
Place of birthLangbryde Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressSailors Rest, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Alex. Mitchell, 32 Elden Place, Cheshire Birkenhead, England
Enlistment date11 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under very heavy shell fire on the YPRES MENIN Road on 25th September, 1917. During very heavy shell fire he showed utmost disregard of danger and was instrumental in forwarding munitions and supplies to the front with expedition. He was severely wounded by shell fire on the 25th September, 1917, in the execution of his duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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