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Richard Depaur ALCROFT

Regimental number1605
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAshfield Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs E A Alcroft, McNab Street, Rosalie, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the period under review he discharged the duties of his responsible position with energy and ability, and his behaviour under fire has been distinguished by gallantry and disregard of danger and great resource in overcoming difficulties. It was mainly owing to his resolution and ability when in charge of parties taking supplies to the front line that the guns of the battery were never short of ammunition, no matter how difficult were the conditions of transport.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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