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Alfred William DREW

Regimental number3037
Place of birthGundiwindi New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGuyra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Drew, Guyra, New South Wales
Previous military service5th ALH
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918

Military Medal

'For devoted and gallant service during an attack on enemy positions in the vicinity of MORLANCOURT near ALBERT on the night of 5th/6th May, 1918. At the first objective he outdistanced his wave and jumped into the trench, meeting four of the enemy. These he killed with the bayonet. Between the first and second objective a strong point temporarily held up his platoons advance. He rushed the post from a flank, killing two of the enemy and capturing four prisoners. Throughout the operation he set his platoon a splendid example of bravery and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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