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Regimental number2554
Place of birthColeraine, Victoria
AddressTelangatuk East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs D Alexander, Telangatuk, East, Victoria
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Gallant act of rescue, showing great presence of mind and brvery. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 19 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 6th October, 1917 on the WESTHOEK RIDGE east of YPRES the dressing station used by Chaplain DEXTER came under shell fire. One shell went through the roof bursting at tin of peterol and setting fire to the dug-out. The Medical Officer was wounded, but being near the door was easily rescued but several attempts made to reach his orderly were unsuccessful. Pte. ALEXANDER very gallantly rushed through the flames, and after searching the back of the dug-out succeeded in rescuing him, being himself badly scorched by the flames. By his action he showed great presence of mind and disregard for personal danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 September 1951
Age at death70
Place of burialBalmoral Cemetery, Victoria

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