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Alexander Victor HOLT

Regimental number5878
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressBlock 45 Lease, Kallaroo, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Holt, Edna May, Westonia, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Villers Bretoneux on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, on the 8th August 1918, these two N.C.O.s [HOLT and 5300 Matthew Aloysius FARRELLY] rushed a German machine gun that was firing on our troops. They captured it killing six of the crew and taking six prisoners. This act enabled the advance to be continued.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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