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Alexander Henry CULLIS

Regimental number4090
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Cullis, 68 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For gallantry in action and successful leading of his Platoon near Flers.
Recommendation date: 24 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry in action and successful leading of his platoon on 17th November, 1916, near FLERS after his platoon Commander had been severely wounded. He was able to reestablish a strong post and communication trench which had been destroyed by the enemy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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