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Alfred Benjamin Reginald Edward WILLISON

Regimental number2051
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSafemaker
Address314 Victoria Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinA A Willison, 314 Victoria Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

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.' 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23 (12 February 1919)

Other details

Returned to Australia per 'Commonwealth' from Suez on 21 January 1916. Re-embarked from Melbourne on 11 May 1917 per 'Commonwealth' in 46th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement, with the rank of Second Lieutenant

War Service: France, Western Front

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