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Allan Eugene ROSE

Regimental number9423
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
AddressForrestville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Rose, 1 Ethel Street, Forrestville, South Australia
Previous military service31st Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 3, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning of 9/5/1917 about one mile east of Noreuil this stretcher bearer was returning with his squad to the R.A.P. after carrying a wounded man to the relay post in the sunken road at C.11.a.6.6. when the enemy opened up with a heavy curtain of fire. One of the squad, who was some distance in the rear, was severely wounded. Private Rose returned through the heavy shelling, and showing utter disregard for personal safety bound up the man's wounds and then, carried him to the nearest shelter under the railway embankment, about 200 yards distant. Later he took them to the relay post. This bearer has shown constant devotion to duty and has set a splendid example to his fellow bearers during the whole of the operations from 3/5/17 to 9/5/17 in carrying and rescuing wounded many times under heavy shell fire.'
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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