Alfred Donald SUTHERLAND

Regimental number3424
Other NamesA D
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, D Sutherland, Sandy Creek, Huon, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 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
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. did extremely valuable work during the operations near Zonnebeke east of Ypres on 4th October, 1917. He took charge of important patrols which had to be sent out prior to the attack. He moved along No Man's Land backwards and forwards to prevent the enemy taking charge and so perhaps greatly hinder the advance. His work was valuable and at all times during the barrages of the 4th, 5th and 6th he displayed the greatest coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal