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Alexander DAVIDSON

Regimental number4783
Place of birthInverness Shire Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, W Davidson, Quamist, Harris, Scotland
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During a counter attack by the enemy at BULLECOURT on 11th April 1917 he showed conspicuous bravery in driving off the enemy and inspired the others to strenuous efforts by his coolness and example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'During the attack on the afternoon of the 18th September, 1918, West of BELENGLISE. After his platoon Officer had become a casualty this N.C.O. took charge of his platoon and led it forward over very exposed ground under very heavy machine gun fire for over 1,000 yards right up to the enemy wire. He handled his platoon with great skill and determination, and set an inspiring example to those under him. He led his men at a strong enemy machine gun position and although prevented from reaching his objective owing to wire was responsible for casualties. During the whole operation this N.C.O. set a splendid example to his men, showed great personal bravery, and daring and excellent qualities as a leader.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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