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Alexander Chapman WALDER

Regimental number735
Place of birthDonald Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWatchem PO, Watchem, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, J Walder, Watchem PO, Watchem, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, in command of a platoon after his officer has become a casualty. Although wounded, he remained with his platoon for five hours, until the completion of the track between two strong points.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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