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Alfred James CLENNETT

Regimental number3309
Place of birthDover England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o Mrs W L Clennett, Stanmore, Dover, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W J Clennett, Stanmore, Dover, Tasmania
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 22 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, near BIRR CROSS ROADS on 20th September, 1917, when an enemy shell set fire to an ammunition dump a few yards from a gun pit. With considerable presence of mind, this N.C.O. procured water and, admist exploding ammunition, extinguished the fire. his resourcefulness undoubtedly saved a considerable amount of ammunition and probably damage to a gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 December 1950
Place of burialCornelian Bay Crematorium

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