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Alfred Charles POTTS

Regimental number4238
Place of birthCastlemaine Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Potts, Landsborough, Victoria
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry as runners during the attack on the Hindenburg Line on 3rd May 1917 in repeatedly crossing heavy enemy barrages with messages and orders with remarkable regularity and speed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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