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Alexander Low STEVENS

Regimental number142
Place of birthYandina Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTeamster
AddressMooloolah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, George William Stevens, Mooloolah, Queensland
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night 27th/28th April, 1918, near SAILLY LAURETTE, this soldier, who was one of a raiding party who went out to secure identification, showed exceptional bravery and devotion to duty. He remained close to his Officer, and when the Officer rushed the enemy trenches Private STEVENS was alongside of him and helped to seize the prisoner and take him to our lines. On the way back to our lines he was wounded in the body. He gallantly carried on, however, and greatly assisted in bringing in two wounded comrades under heavy enemy machine gun fire. It was largely due to his devotion that the two wounded comrades were brought back to our lines. He set a fine example of gallant action and bravery, to the rest of the raiding party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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