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Alfred Leslie GUPPY

Regimental number201
AddressMoore Park, Benalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinHenry James Guppy, Moore Park, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 January 1917

Medaille Militaire

Recommendation date: 15 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Legion D'Honneur: Medaille Militaire (France)

'Enlisted A.I.F. 16th September, 1914. Landed GALLIPOLI Peninsula 24th April, 1915, was present and took part in the following attacks on Turkish positions: May 2nd, 19th August, 6th 8th, 21st, 27th. Promoted Corporal 25th May, 1915. Promoted Sergeant 18th August, 1915. Evacuated Peninsula 18th/19th December, 1915. Service EGYPT, January to June, 1916. Promoted Q.M.S. 18th September, 1916. Service with Battalion in FRANCE. BOIS GRENIER, POZIERES SECTOR, MOQUET FARM, VOORMEZEELE, 'THE BLUFF' (YPRES), GUEUDECOURT. During the while of Q.M.S. GUPPY's service all his actions have shown an unfailing and gallant devotion to duty. At POZIERES whilst acting Q.M.S. he was instrumental in bringing rations to the front line, which at the time, owing to heavy enemy artillery fire, was a most difficult and dangerous duty. He is a man upon whom I would place the greatest reliance. Whilst under by direct personal command, his conduct and influence, particularly in action has been a splendid example of keen, courageous, and intelligent devotion to duty on all occasions. C.Q.M.S. GUPPY has not been away from duty with the Battalion since its inception, except on leave to U.K. and for three weeks on GALLIPOLI when he was attached to 163rd Brigade, 54th Division (British) at SUVLA, for special sniping and scouting duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Medaille Militaire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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