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Alfred BRYANT

Regimental number4746
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
Address77 Henry Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Bryant, 77 Henry Street, Windsor, Victoria
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Rosieres on 9 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on the North of ROSIERES on August 9th 1918, owing to the heavy casualties, stretcher bearers were called for and this soldier volunteered. During the remainder of the day and the whole of the two following days when the attack was made upon LIHONS, he worked continuously and repeatedly went to the assistance of wounded men under heavy machine gun fire. This soldier showed a complete disregard for danger in the performance of his duties and his devotion to the task he had undertaken was most conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1953
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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