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Regimental number2434
Place of birthAuchterarder Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStockinbingal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs J Macpherson, Fern Street, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

From 25 February to 16 September 1918, he has acted both in the capacity of company sergeant major and regimental sergeant major, and in both positions particularly that of regimental sergeant major, has shown great zeal and energy in the performance of his duties. He invariably visited the companies in the forward areas and insured that rations and supplies had arrived. The thoroughness with which he organized ration and other carrying parties did much towards the successful administration of the battalion. He has set an invariable example of coolness and devotion to duty under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Date of death5 June 1966

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