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Charles ALEXANDER

Regimental number3228
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewport, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, A A Alexander, 10 Eliza Street, Newport, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 19 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 11th April 1917 in attack on Hindenburg Line near Reincourt, this man displayed great coolness and devotion to duty bringing in wounded under heavy shell and Machine Gun fire.' Second description reads: 'On 11th April 1917 in the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE near RIENCOURT Private ALEXANDER displayed great coolness and devotion to duty bringing in wounded under all conditions of machine gun and artillery fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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