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Peter William Kenneth DOIG

Regimental number2806
Place of birthBeltana, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBush contractor
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Alexander Doig, Wagin, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Mongolia on 17 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 15 June 1918


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 18 September 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 20 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919

Military Cross

'This officer, whilst carrying out the duties of right flank guard to the regiment in its advance on Jenin on 20th September 1918, came upon nearly 1,000 of the enemy. With quick decision and free courage, he charged with the sword, completely demoralizing the enemy, with the result that the whole party was captured by him. Although continually sniped at, he succeeded in disarming the lot.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: [2851] Lt David MacNair DOIG, 47th Bn, died of wounds, 29 March 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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