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Alfred Benjamin Reginald Edward WILLISON

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSafe maker
AddressEast Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Alfred Willison, 314 Victoria Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name46th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1916

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and during an attack on enemy positions. He led his platoon with great ability and determination and carried two objectives. On taking the final objective he re-organised his platoon in such a manner as to strengthen the whole company front. This organisation, under most trying conditions, was excellent, and his brilliant leadership enabled his platoon to capture and consolidate the objectives with very slight losses.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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