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Alexander Duncan STEVENSON

Regimental number3912
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
AddressRoyal Pacific Hotel, Harris Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J. Stevenson, 26 Union Wyn, Aberdeen, Scotland
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty whilst a prisoner of war in Germany. During an epidemic of Spanish Influenza amongst the prisoners of war at 1st Holland Camp Hospital, Germany, Private STEVENSON in his self appointed task as medical attendant to his comrades, worked long hours daily in the effected wards. Owing to there being one man, Rifleman STRONG, R.I.R. too ill to be moved from the Camp to England, Private STEVENSON has undertaken to remain behind in order to attend to STRONG until his recovery is complete. The number of Doctors attending to the prisoners of war was insufficient and their recovery is mainly due to the self sacrifice and devotion of Private STEVENSON.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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