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Alfred CROFT

Regimental number556
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTile labourer
Address'Evelyn', Smith Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinJames Henry Croft, 'Evelyn,' Smith Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29664, 11 July 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176, 30 November 1916.

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry when assisting to work his gun under heavy shell fire, thus rendering valuable assistance during an attack. The gun was hit and damaged by the enemy's fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

Date of death16 May 1969

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