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Alfred Douglas SAYERS

Regimental number3402
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressGeelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, E Sayers, Latrobe Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. with four men was detailed to protect a machine gun post. About thirty of the enemy advanced to the attack, two men being shot; they run back. This N.C.O. with three men, pursuing them shot the officers and dispersed the rest, five others being killed and two woun ded. Others were hit, but escaped. Our casualties were nil.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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