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Alfred Charles FRENCH

Regimental number1941
Place of birthBarrington Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSister's Creek, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Chas. Wm. French, Sister's Creek, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1941A
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 19 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry near Tul Keram, on 19 September, 1918. He vigorously led a party of men in a charge, and cut off an enemy crew who were attempting to work a field gun. His action was of a particularly daring nature, and resulted in the capture of over forty prisoners, he himself having only half a dozen men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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