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Alfred George CARNE

Regimental number71
Place of birthSamoa
AddressWattle Street, Malvern, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, A H Carne, Wattle Street, Malvern, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Cadets; member, University Rifle club, for 3 years.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentCollingwood, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 23rd August 1918, at Herleville. While leading his company in the attack, noticing that another company had suffered heavy casualties, he brought his men up to fill the gap. On reaching his objective he set out under a hail of fire to locate the flank of the division on the right, at the same time securing his own flank with Lewis guns. He worked with coolness and resource, setting his men a fine example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 33416 Gunner Frank Benjamin CARNE, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 January 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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