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Alexander Graham MUIR

Regimental number20092
Place of birthPort Melbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTheatrical employee
Address120 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Muir, 120 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


'Work on 26 February 1917.'
Recommendation date: "5 March 1917

Military Medal


'Work on 6/7 June 1917.'
Recommendation date: 10 June 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 6th/7th June, 1917, the Battery position was subjected to very heavy gas shell fire for a period of 3 hours and all communications to Battery had been cut. Gunner MUIR constantly patrolled the Battery line to Group Exchange under heavy gas shell fire and thus maintained communication. This linesman has previously done very good work and with Corporal WATT was recommended for distinction when the Battery was at ARMENTIERES.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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