The AIF Project


Regimental number1001
Place of birthWaratah New South Wales
OccupationMill hand
Addressc/o Mrs L M Alexander, Tullah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs L M Alexander, Tullah, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 March 1918


Recommendation date: "6-12 August 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918

Military Medal

'Is recommended for great gallantry during an enemy raid near HOLLEBEKE on 25th February 1918. He was one of the garrison of the post which the enemy attempted to raid under cover of a heavy barrage. After the barrage had lifted he was one of the first to jump out and fought with such bravery and coolness that two parties of raiders were driven off leaving a prisoner in our hands.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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