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Alexander Golding SLADE

Regimental number3406
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
AddressNewmarket, Victoria
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, B Slade, 73 Railway Place, Newmarket, Victoria
Enlistment date19 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
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'At Lihon, on 9 August, 1918, under heavy fire, he reconnoitred the front line, and returned with valuable information. On 23 August, he took charge of a Lewis gun section and established a post. Later, he worked as a linesman, repairing the wires for 48 hours under heavy gas shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death29 May 1985

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