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Alwin PAGE

Regimental number2684
Place of birthArthurton South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o Mrs Elsie Warren, Pt Clinton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Elsie Warren, Pt Clinton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Enlistment date24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on 20th October 1917, this Driver was one of two with pack horses taking rations to Battery. At the time the Battery and surrounding area was under a heavy area shoot by the enemy. The other Driver was badly wounded. Dvr. PAGE with great coolness went to his assistance and placed him in a Regimental Aid Post near by and then delivered his own load to the Battery - afterwards going in search of the other horses - found them and brought them back to the Battery position. He then collected the horses and returned safely to the wagon lines. His conduct on this occasion was quite typical of the way he always does his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death4 October 1959
Place of burialPort Vincent Cemetery

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