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Alban George MOYES

Place of birthGladstone South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUniversity student
Address179 Gover Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Moyes, Semaphore, South Australia
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 2 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He successfully led his company through extremely heavy enemy barrage to the relief of a battalion, which he accomplished with very few casualties, afterwards organizing the defence with great skill, and greatly influencing his men by his personal example and courage. He displayed great resource and ability in keeping up communications with his headquarters, even under the heaviest barrage, and he contributed largely to the successful holding of the line by his battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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