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Alfred Willis WHITE

Regimental number3312
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressRailway Terrace, Ridleytown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMrs Sarah Elizabeth White, Railway Terrace, Ridleytown, South Australia
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When four officers of his company had become casualties, he took charge of the company, commanding it with skill and coolness throughout a very trying day. The example set by this N.C.O. to all under his command, under a harassing fire of artillery and machine guns, was of the highest order, and it was mainly through the steadfast courage of Sergeant White, and a few other N.C.O.'s that the troops on the semi-exposed flank of the brigade maintained the position intact.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death14 November 1960
Age at death63
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 15A, Grave 46), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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