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Alfred Joseph CRAWFORD

Regimental number2130
Date of birth9 January 1884
Place of birthAuburn, New South Wales
SchoolBay Street Public School
Address119 Botany Road, Botany, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, D J Crawford, 119 Botany Road, Botany, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous gallantry under heavy fire when he volunteered to obtain more belts having to go through an intense barrage to do so.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 11 Private Ernest W Crawford, 4th Section Divisional Ammunition Column. 11509 Private Arthur D Crawford, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade. 2587 Private Herbert S Crawford, 4th Battalion.
Other detailsService in Egypt and France. Wounded at Bullecourt, 3 May 1917 and invalided to hospitals at Oxford and Dartford, England.

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