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Hector Alex. Stewart DINGWALL

Regimental number637
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCranbourne Road, Dandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Dingwall, Cranbourne Road, Dandenong, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 September 1918

Military Medal


Work near Warfusee-Abancourt on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack of the 31st Battalion from WARFUSSE-ABANCOURT on the 8th August 1918 this man did wonderful work as a stretcher bearer. He not only brought in the wounded of our own Battalion, but went out under a deadly machine gun fire to the vicinity of VAUVILLERS, and brought in many wounded cavalry men. During the attack of the 29th Battalion he assisted in bringing in many of their wounded, the work being carried out under exceptionally heavy shell and machine gun fire. Throughout the whole operations he set a wonderful example to all around him by his bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

MM Bar


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Date of death14 March 1958
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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