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Allan Torrance DOIG

Regimental number865
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationFarm hand
AddressTivoli, East Crescent Street, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Doig, Tivoli, East Crescent Street, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Sergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF17
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

For conspicuous gallantry on 12-13 March when he carried out valuable reconnaissance work under shell fire in the enemy's Grevillers Line and in charge of a patrol in the village on Grevillers.
Recommendation date: 25 March 1917

FateDied of disease 27 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLe Quesney Communal Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Agnes Eadie DOIG, 'Cooinoo', Turramurra, New South Wales, and the late Alexander Evans DOIG. Born at Sydney, New South Wales.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On several occasions he carried out very valuable reconnaissance work under heavy fire. On another occasion he led out a patrol, and in spite of heavy hostile fire, ably fulfilled the duties allotted to him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Charles John DOIG MC, 33rd Bn, killed in action, 1 October 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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