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Alfred James RAWNSLEY

Regimental number3448
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaw miller
AddressSalvado Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Rawnsley, Dwellingup, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 27 January 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'Corporal RAWNSLEY has during the period February to September 1918 carried the duties of Battalion Signal Corporal in a most capable and efficient manner. His initiative and resource have often materially assisted in keeping Signal routes and communication open under most difficult and hazardous conditions. Corporal RAWNSLEY has displayed unbounded personal energy and enthusiasm and taken a great pride in establishing and maintaining communication between Battalion Headquarters and Companies employed in the line, thus materially assisting in administrating the operations carried out by Companies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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