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Alexander CRAIG

Regimental number11939
Place of birthPort Macquarie New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCoach builder
AddressBellingen River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Craig, Bellingen, Bellingen River, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll11939A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 29th September, 1918, East of RONSSSOY, Driver CRAIG took his ambulance along the BELLECOURT Road as far as F.23.d. (Sheet Wiancourt) under heavy shell fire. Finding a number of stretcher cases along the road, the driver took a load about two miles back on the road out of immediate danger and promptly returned for another load. He repeated this action again and again. His action at this stage probably saved numerous lives and certainly prevented any congestion of patients occurring in a very dangerous area. This Driver on all occasions has done consistent good work. His fine actions on previous occasions at VILLERS BRETONNEUX and MONT ST. QUENTIN have set a very high standard amongst the remainder of the Drivers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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