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Alfred STONE

Regimental number195
Place of birthNaringal, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressBurn Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Stone, Burn Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularReceived Military Medal from Sir G. Birdwood.
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Medals

Military Medal

'Near NOREUIL on 26th March 1917 throughout the day this man stood out as an example of courage and coolness. He volunteered for both reconnaissances which were made towards NOREUIL, and when stopped by machine gun fire, he carried a wounded comrade back to cover under heavy fire. he returned immediately to the line, and took part in a second reconnaissance under shell fire. he inspired all who were near him with confidence, and continued to do most useful work until wounded late in the afternoon. This man was badly wounded at POZIERES on August 5th 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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