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Alexander Thomas ALLUM

Regimental number1652
Place of birthLondon, England
Other NamesThomas Alexander
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Allum, 28 Silver Dale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Mont St.Quentin on 2 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack east of MONT. ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE, on 2nd September 18918, this N.C.O. was in charge of a section. When seven machine gun posts were giving serious trouble, he with great dash led his section through heavy fire, and put the guns out of action, killing or capturing the crews, thus materially assisting the advance, and saving many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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