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Date of birth19 June 1887
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Holmes a'Court, c/o Miss Martin, John Street, Camden, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Australian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919

Medailles des Epidemies (En Argent) (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 30 December 1920

Discharge date19 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Attached to 2nd Australian General Hospital, England, for duty, 27 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 November 1917.

Proceeded to 4th Field Ambulance for temporary duty, 16 May 1918.

Proceeded to England, 19 April 1919.

Granted leave for Non-Military Employment, with pay and subsistence, 5 May-5 August 1919: undertaking a course in general medicine and patholgy for MRCP (London) degree; final report: 'Very satisfactory course'.

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Katoomba', 8 August 1919 (with wife; on duty as Senior Medical Officer); discharged (appointment terminated), Sydney, 19 November 1919.

Medals: Medaille des Epidemies (en Argent), British War Medal, Victory Meda;
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLMES A'COURT Alan

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